So we’re doing it — we’re going to raise some chickens in our urban backyard. Our our adventure in urban agriculture! The veggie garden was terrific last year, and we are growing again this year, but we thought it was time to add some birds into the mix. We pick up the chicks today, so there will be more posts shortly, but here’s what the coop looks like so far.
We had allowed for many more birds than we will be getting, but the roomier, the better. Its 4ftx 4ft x4ft, and we insulated it with a range of leftover reno insulation from R-7 – R-22 values (it gets really cold in Southewestern Ontario winters) so it will super cozy for our gals.
We still have some work to do. The chicks will stay in a brooder for a few more weeks until they are strong enough to venture outdoors. Here’s the largely upcycled, urban coop!