I found a gypsy wagon chicken coop online. It is even mobile!
Gypsy Wagon Chicken Coop
My chickens haven't started laying yet. I've had many different kinds over the years, mostly the heavy bodied gals who do well in the winter here; Buff Opringtons, Araucanas, Barred Rocks, Black Austrolorps. One year I decided to go with all designer chickens and amassed an entire flock of black, white or black and white chickens including some outrageous Polish Tophats that I raised from day old chicks in a kiddie pool on the coffee table rigged with a heat lamp and chicken wire tent. Each chick looked like it had a cotton ball on its head. This year I saw a Craig's List ad for French Black Copper Marans. I fell for the gorgeous eggs:
I paid $10 each for the chicks (5 times what other chickens cost) and bought five of them, supposedly one rooster and four hens. One, sadly, met with an accident as a chick and was killed. I have been waiting patiently to see if the surviving four are all hens and if the rooster survived and now have this sneaking suspicion that I've ended up with three roosters and one hen. Sigh. We'll see, but I'm getting a sinking feeling that my exotic chicken breeding plans are going the way of my African Pygmy Hedgehog breeding plans. (Another story for another day.) I'll leave you with this thought for now; hedgehogs are prickly and nocturnal.
Here are today's five items:
1. Brand new floodlight holder kit
2. Full package of "sock savers" that connect your socks through the laundry adventure
3. A full, new "Dryel" home dry cleaning kit
4. A pair of fat resin toads
5. A little resin hen