Chicken Scratch Fever

Category: Coop


Coop construction

After a weekend of hard labor, I am relieved and happy to report that the chicken coop is well under construction. Our hope is to have it completed after one more weekend of work. We started the weekend with high…

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Material girl

T-minus six days … and then we start building the chicken coop! We’ve spent a bulk of the weekend buying materials. Even though I have a detailed list provided by the Wichita Cabin Coop designer, the task at hand is…

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The permit!

“Wow! You really thought of every little detail.” — Cool counter lady at the Ferndale City Hall permit counter. With that comment, I knew getting approved for the chicken coop permit was a done deal. And thank goodness. With all…

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The paperwork

After all of the worry, the paperwork ended up much easier than I thought. I picked up the official chicken coop building permit application last week at Ferndale City Hall. Right away, I decided the most challenging part of the…

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Coop design

We’re just unpacking from a weekend trip to Kalamazoo to see our friends Eric and Char. We had a wonderful time, eating, and hiking … and talking all things chicken. The great news is that Eric agreed to help us…

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Chickens on the brain (full planning mode)

I’ve got the lyrics to “Chickenman” by the Indigo Girls rolling through my mind. “Chickenman, hold my hand.” But really the song has nothing to do with chickens at all. Goes to show I’ve definitely got chickens on the brain….

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We’re going to have chickens!!!

When I was a cub reporter in Cheboygan, I had a neighbor who kept a dozen hens. Every day I would  walk over and watch as Weyona sang Methodist hymns. Then, one by one, the hens came running. The songs…

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