The five chickens we hatched out earlier this year are almost ready to go off to their new home.
These hens were hatched at the right time so they should lay through the winter. They've been housed in their ark but I've added some panels (tied with good old fashioned baler twine) to give them plenty of fresh grass. They're quite a feisty bunch and need the space. From the landing window the way I've set the panels up looks like a love heart - my wife thought I was being romantic! I didn't have the heart to tell her it's because I set it up in the dark!
Next year I'm going to work on having some spare coops to make sure when we hatch out more hens there's plenty of options on where to house them.
How does everyone else come up with temporary housing and pens for animals on a budget?