Field trip

Jilli checks out the feed and water containers in the chicken section of TSC.
Jilli checks out the feed and water containers in the chicken section of TSC.

Seeing that we almost have the chicken coop completed, Matt and I realize we need to start thinking about the actual chickens!

We still have lots of preparations before we pick up our baby chicks in February.

So today we went on a field trip, and drove out to Tractor Supply Company (we found one about a half-hour away) for a dry run.

Boots! And they are plaid!!!
Boots! And they are plaid!!!

Right away, Matt spotted rubber boots, which I have wanted for working in the coop. I found a nice purple plaid pair for $20, and Matt got them for me as a Sunday surprise.

Next we went to the chicken section, and looked at all they have to offer. We found all kinds of containers for feeding and water, including cute miniature ones for chicks. We checked out bags of feed and scratch, and small jugs of dried mealworms (chickens go gaga for those!). I also spotted a metal bin with locking top for the feed.

What we really came for were the individual wood nesting boxes. (The boxes, about 12″x12″x12″, are the actual spots where chickens make their nests and lay their eggs.) We spotted them online, and the website said they were in stock for $9.99 each. But as hard as we looked, we couldn’t find them. After consulting a store employee, it ends up they are out, so we will have to save that for another day.

I have a feeling we will be back.



2 Replies to “Field trip”

  1. Hey, that looks like our TSC ! jk – they all look alike. We’ve made that same trip (a couple of times šŸ˜‰ Exciting time for you ! What teed are you all going with ? We decided to start our chicks right off the bat with nipple waterers . Look up “QC Supply” if you’re interested in that.


    1. Thanks for the input. We are still investigating water systems. I’m not sure nipples will work in a super cold setting. Still looking into the feed, as well. We are total novices, but are having a blast as we learn.


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