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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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