This is the coop as it was being built.
The coop took me much longer to build and cost a lot more than I anticipated. I tried to build it nearly bulletproof so my chicks would be totally safe from predators.
The finished coop with my oldest daughter playing with the chickens.
As it turns out, the Blue Cochin roosters that were thrown in with our order have become favorites with our kids because of their tame and cuddly nature. Cochins are known to be some of the most docile of all chickens. We plan to keep at least one of these beautiful roosters.
Chickens lined up in the loft of the coop.
One of the Blue Cochin roosters
A Buff Orpington hen
Buckeye and Barred Plymouth Rock
My kids have named every one of these chickens and have handled them to the point that all are pretty tame. They are loads of fun to sit down and watch. Bring them treats and they will swarm you. We can't wait for first eggs which should start around September. Now I'm also wanting ducks and geese....