Chicken Scratch Fever

Category: Coop


The doorway to victory

Still in my pajamas, I joined Matt to trudge out in the snow and ice to install the hen house door. And with the last screw put in a hinge, we have an almost-finished chicken coop! We still have an…

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Victory and defeat

The day started out with great optimism. We were going to finally build the hen house door. When we walked out to the coop to take final measurements, we were met with a flood in the run. As the weather…

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Inspection date set!

It’s official! We will have the chicken coop inspected Jan. 29. Yesterday I received a call from Ferndale City Hall asking when I planned to submit my permit application. I was confused since I had just filled out paperwork in…

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Mystery snow prints

As Snowmageddon descends upon Detroit, Matt and I decided to carve out a run for our dog Charlie in the back yard. While I was doing some maintenance shoveling, I stopped to admire the chicken coop. As I stepped closer,…

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Installing the door

So we installed the door. I’m impossibly excited about it. It looks awesome. I mean, we had an idea it would look good, but now that it’s in place, it just looks so official. We really have a chicken coop…

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Building a door, Part 2

Second time’s a charm. After about two hours of work, Matt and I built a door for the chicken coop. It’s gorgeous. And sturdy. And ready for install. We started out by replacing all the 2-inch screws with 3-inch. Since…

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Building a door, Part 1

So our work on the chicken coop today lasted about 45 minutes. I swear we started out strong. Of the two doors we still need to build on the coop, I decided the one leading into the run area would…

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