Chicken Scratch Fever

Category: Planning

Prepping for chicks

While we still things to finish on the coop, today Matt and I refocused on our incoming chicks. With the chicken coop inspection a week away, and chicks expected at the end of February, we figure things are about to…

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Field trip

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…

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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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