Safe And Secure

Mating barred hens (black and white striped feathers) with non-barred males results in barred males and nonbarred female chicks.

Our original coop wasn’t fancy, but it’s built like a tank.  I started with an 4′ x 7′ x 7′ tall structure with composition roofing and wood siding that matched our house.

Put some doors on it, some hanging nest boxes off the back of the coop,  and some closet dowels and brackets for the top roost, and the ladder roost was made with wood dowels and plastic closet end caps to secure them.

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