The Chicken Run is Done!

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Backyard Chickens, Building a Chicken Run | No Comments

We completed our roofing so felt it was time to place the coop our friend gave us inside.  The family started getting excited at this point because they realized we would soon be picking up our chickens.  We picked them up on a late afternoon which was a great idea.  For those of you reading […]

Chicken Run #7

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Backyard Chickens, Building a Chicken Run | No Comments

As you can see Garrett and Braxton had fun putting down the underlayment to prepare the top of our Chicken Run.  Now for our roof!     Our family’s domestic engineer who is also my beautiful wife, Meredith, requested a tin roof for aesthetic reasons.  I agreed it would look nice from our house, especially from […]

Chicken Run – 6

We are excited that our framing is up.  This Chicken Run is starting to take on a shape and we can all see what it going to look like.  Our next step was to put  a roof on!  First I needed to learn how to cut rafters and place them on our framing.  We researched […]

Chicken Run – 5

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Backyard Chickens, Building a Chicken Run | No Comments

To continue from part 4, I added a photo of the fence and trench we dug that was not is the last post.  You can see how we bent the fence to fit into the trench just before we added the blocks to the cover the portion that is underground.  We stapled the fence to […]

Chicken Run – 4

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Backyard Chickens, Building a Chicken Run | No Comments
Chicken Run – 4

Now that we have the 6 posts up, we have a frame for our chicken run.  Before we move forward in adding t0 the frame we are going to dig a trench along the perimeter of this run.  This was an easy decision to make.  All the stories I heard and people I spoke with […]

Chicken Run – 3

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Backyard Chickens, Building a Chicken Run | 2 Comments
Chicken Run – 3

We don’t own a tractor with an auger or any type of powered digger so I will have to do this digging the old fashioned way. Our NC soil tends to be high in clay content which can be difficult to grow anything and can pack tightly when it hasn’t received any moisture in a […]

Chicken Run 2

To continue from part 1 and recap a little.  My wife and I have 3 sons who are pretty good for the most part…  They need to stay active so we take them on trips to give them outdoor experiences and also simply tire them out. Meredith and I have learned to schedule activities during […]

Chicken Run – 1

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Building a Chicken Run | 4 Comments

  Hello! Let me introduce you to our family.  We are the Ubers.  Meredith and I have 3 sons Marschall, Garrett, and Braxton.   We wanted to add chickens to our family for quite a while but we had our home for sale and since it took a couple years to find a buyer we […]

Cheryl & Her Chickens

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Backyard Chickens | No Comments

Cheryl & Her Chickens Cheryl and her beautiful coop full of chickens are our next feature on Cheryl loves the outdoors, animals and small farm life. She describes herself in this way, “Before I retired in 2010 I decided I wanted to do a lot of interesting things in my retirement years. I am […]

Harmful effects of Ammonia on Birds

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Backyard Chickens | One Comment

Ammonia gas in coops, pens and other areas chickens live affects their health condition. An effective ammonia control product, litter management,  and ventilation will minimize the level of ammonia in your coop.  Minimizing ammonia has several positive effects including: improved growth and egg productivity, reduces the likelihood of respiratory diseases and eye conjunctivitis , improves the […]