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 went on a field trip, and drove out to Tractor Supply Company (we found one …

The nesting box

Never underestimate the power of a dozen doughnuts. That small box from Dutch Girl Donuts on Woodward in Detroit singlehandedly fueled a productive five-hour day on the chicken coop. Today Matt and I worked like a well oiled machine. Each task seamlessly led to the next; the only loss for the day was a busted …

Chicks, man.

In all the hubbub surrounding the chicken coop construction, inevitably the questions turn to the obvious. Chicks, man. What kind are you gonna get? inquiring minds ask. This has taken much more research than determining our coop design. We had to take many things into consideration, including temperament, size, beauty, and egg size, color and …