The chicken wagon is done! Just in time for meat chickens to arrive!

Tuesday was a busy day for us. Andy got a call at 8 am that our new chicks were at the post office and needed to be picked up. We ordered 30 meat chickens, and Linus has been telling everyone about them. “We got meat chickens and we are going to eat them”. Well, give them 8 weeks buddy. But they are super cute as babies!

The new chicken wagon is done! Andy put about half the flock inside on Sunday to get them used to their new home. Tuesday night they moved out to the field.
 
On their way out!

The inside of the wagon. Note the cool built-in feeders- one for the main grains, and two for supplemental grains. There is framing for windows if we ever want to put them in. But we are hoping to make at least one side a “billboard”.

The move excited one of the girls so much she laid an egg!

Fenced in. They have their own trap door in and out, and the screen door was recycled from somewhere on the farm. Note the fence around the bottom of the wagon. We’ll give away a free dozen eggs to the first commenter to tell us why we did that. (Open only to central Ohio/Columbus area).

Now that most of the laying birds are out (with the exception of the ones Andy is breeding) there is room for the babies. The kids are more interested and less afraid this time around. In fact, we had one fatality already due to some over-lovin’. Oh well, as Andy says, he’d rather have that than kids that are disinterested.

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11 thoughts on “The chicken wagon is done! Just in time for meat chickens to arrive!

  1. John V June 8, 2012 / 8:04 am

    The screen is for poop to drop through?

  2. MomMom June 10, 2012 / 10:23 pm

    keep the chick eatin critters out? 🙂

  3. David Stewart June 12, 2012 / 8:25 am

    Looks like quite an adventure. We’re looking forward to seeing you all soon~

  4. MomMom June 12, 2012 / 10:36 pm

    to keep the kids out of the poop minefield below?

    • Melissa June 13, 2012 / 3:32 pm

      I will clarify a little more…there is an electric fence on the outside but a green fence around the bottom of the wagon…what was it for? Thanks for playing 🙂

  5. alyssa June 18, 2012 / 3:51 pm

    ok, I was looking at the correct fence, I wanna stick with my, keep the kids out of the poo zone.

    • Melissa June 18, 2012 / 10:57 pm

      Since it’s been a week i’ll give it to you. And the answer. It is to keep the chickens from roosting under the wagon instead of going in the wagon 🙂

      • John V June 19, 2012 / 7:54 am

        You mean the green fence that has a chicken behind it?

      • Melissa June 19, 2012 / 8:58 am

        Yep!

  6. alyssa June 22, 2012 / 9:35 pm

    rats, I hate being wrong!!!

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