Homecoming!

The babies are home! After spending the weekend in Cleveland (most of it holed up in a hotel room because poor Matt is awfully sick) we got up early this morning to pick up the chicks. While we were finishing breakfast at the hotel, I received a cheerful call that the chicks were ready and …

The final countdown

Chicks are just seven days away! We've been busy taking care of last-minute details, and prepping the brooder. A couple weeks ago, Matt and I bought a new rabbit hutch that we converted into a brooder. It's just big enough for the chicks to live in for their first six weeks, before transitioning to the …

We did it!

This morning the chicken coop was approved for occupancy. The visit from Marc Howell, Ferndale's building inspector, was short and sweet. He immediately said it was a sturdy structure, and well weather-proofed. He asked about underground barriers, and I explained that we had buried cement pavers. If rodents or any other vermin make their way …