Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Building my Chicken Coop

Starting to look like a coop now. I got the back wall sheathed this afternoon and I ordered my chickens from Ohio they will hatch on May 23rd and I should have them by May 25th. Nine Bantams various breeds and straight run, so I hope they are not all roosters, I know there will be at least one Silkie and three Mottled Cochin Bantams the other five will be a mystery and six brown egg laying hens, standard size breeds a mixture of at least five different breeds.

Early Heather

Early Heather, originally uploaded by Campobello Island.

Technically it is a Winter Blooming Heather and in a mild year I have seen it bloom in March. I usually have to rush out to enjoy it though because as soon as it blooms the wild rabbits eat it down to the ground. I have several Heather varieties and this is the only one that they bother.

Early Heather