I have an exciting farm update today for you guys! A lot of you have been asking for a quite a long time now if we were going to get chickens and guess what? We finally got some baby chicks here on white cottage farm! We set up a chicken coop in the garden and I guess you can call me the crazy chicken lady now…
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We ended up getting some guinea hens to start as recommended by some farm friends of ours who have them. We will most likely be adding be adding different varieties later on. Our guinea hens will be leaving the hen house and free ranging all over the farm soon once they get bigger and start doing their main job of eating ticks and bugs to help the insect population on our farm.
We will be doing a full chicken coop tour later, but today I just wanted to introduce you to these little guys and welcome them to the farm. So far, Winnie & the rest of the gang have left the chickens alone and they have been living their best life. We picked up this chicken run from Tractor Supply Co. on sale. At first, I was convinced I was going to paint it white, but for now I’m actually enjoying the dark gray contrast in the garden. What do you think we should do? paint it or leave it?
I will give you a full tour of the chicken coop soon once we get it setup. For now there is some nesting boxes and of course just the normal dishes & such for water and food. Nothing special, but it’s a great home for the new members of our farm. I love how the coop looks next to the raised garden beds. You can read about the raised beds [HERE].
We are still loving our stock tank garden and this chicken coop just kind of tops the whole thing off. We still have a lot of stuff we want to do to the garden, but it’s becoming a charming little place to be especially with our new farmhouse chicken coop. I will do an update on our flower garden & vegetable garden very soon, but for now I just wanted to share this fun update with you guys! I hope you feel inspired in some small way by this post from the coop design to the garden beds and beyond. Thank you as always for stopping by the blog today & every other day to see what we are up to! Xx