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Tour De Coop

Welcome. This is the pen where our chickens and chicken coop are housed. It has taken some time to get to where we are today, but we’re happy with the progress.

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This is how our coop started in July 2014. The roof lifted on hinges and the door opens for easy clean out. The waterer is a 5 gallon bucket attached to a nipple system. The feeder is a U-Shaped PVC pipe with feeder holes.

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A few months later we added the back half. It now serves as the coop entrance. The earth floor is reinforced with concrete around the perimeter to protect them from raccoon and possum digging under it. The coop has a solar powered chicken door that opens at sunrise and closes at sunset, courtesy of ChickenDoors.Com.

11082014 Coop SideLater, we changed the slant of the first roof and added a small, separate pen on the side for introducing new chicks. 07212015 Coop Post ConstructionThe chick pen has a removable door (dark wooden square in picture below). While the chicks are small, we leave the door on so they don’t get beat up by the grown chickens. Once the chicks are big enough to mingle, we take the door off and the chicks can go into the main part of the coop, then out the automatic door to graze in the yard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We put in a deer feeder to feed the girls when we go out of town.

Gold SexlinkWe now have 10 chicks and 11 chickens. We are happy with our coop and our chickens and shouldn’t have to make changes to it any time soon.

 

 

The Chicken Little Family

Welcome to Chicken Little Cocoa!

We are located on over 2 acres in Central Florida where we have taken on a lot of projects and responsibilities.  It is important for us to expose our boys to different hobbies and ways of life as well as the importance of hard work, money, learning and surviving.

Colt is Chicken Little.

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He works hard and plays hard.

He is an awesome big brother to the newest member on the farm, Jax.

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Jax was born on October 25, 2015. He surprised us all when we learned he has Down syndrome and a heart defect. Five months later, we made it through the hurdles of his open heart surgery as well as the rough task of defining our new normal. 

If you are a new mother or father to a child with Down syndrome, congrats, you hit the jackpot. It’s such an amazing, life changing experience.

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It teaches you to appreciate and value the little, simple things in life. It is these things that make us happy. I look forward to living with this new outlook as well as this opportunity to share our journey with you all.

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Chicken Little Cocoa

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 We raise chickens.

We grow food.

We grow hundreds of edible plants

And pollinator plants.

We hunt for bugs and fish.

We collect seeds.

We raise mealworms

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