Preparing for Backyard Chickens with TSC

This post is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company. All opinions are 100% our own. Thank you for supporting the brands we truly love!

Can you believe it has been almost FOUR YEARS since we began our hobby farm journey? We have loved every minute of growing our little farm. We started with Olde English "Babydoll" Southdown sheep and now have alpacas, ducks, chickens, geese, a mini pig and guard llama. 

We were so excited to work with Tractor Supply Company this season to prepare for our newest backyard chickens. For us, the most important factor in raising a flock is predator protection. We decided to purchase a coop vs. attempting a DIY version. Time is such a precious commodity and lately we have been looking for ways to cut down on DIY projects to spend more quality time together as a family.

The Producer's Pride Sentinel Chicken Coop from TSC fit the bill! Not only is it predator reistant, it has an easy to clean metal slide-out tray and is budget friendly! The coop came in a box, but was very quick to assemble. It took my husband just a few hours to put it together. Building a DIY coop would have taken us days! 

From an aesthetic perspective, I loved the coop's all steel frame, but knew we would want to paint the wood panels to match the exterior of our home. Painting was not necessary, just a personal preference. Here's a look at the "before" and "after" once we had the coop assembled and painted.

Overall, we love this coop! With prior experience in raising backyard chickens, we knew we needed a coop with easy access for collecting eggs and cleaning. This option offers access doors on both sides as well as a door to the three large nesting boxes.


If you have been considering starting your own backyard flock - NOW IS THE TIME! This coop can accommodate up to 6 chickens - perfect for even the smallest backyard. With the egg shortage and prices rising, we are so thankful for our healthy flock and farm fresh eggs.