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Week two: Field trip!

With temperatures above 50 degrees today, we decided to take the chicks on a field trip to see their chicken coop! I packed all three into a cat carrier, and walked them out into the yard. At first they were…

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Back to the grind

The pumpkin pie was barely chilled from Thanksgiving, and we were back out in the yard working on the chicken coop. The decision to get out there was a painful one. Matt and I curled up on the couch, imaging…

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Installing mesh

Wow, what a day. I’m really loving how I started out with the delusional thought that we’ll come close to finishing the coop. And then reality kicks in, and we accomplished about half of what we set out to do….

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Raising the roof!

The chicken coop is coming together … with a little help from my friends. Today my ¬†grade school buddy Tom came by to help install the metal roof. I hired him a little over a year ago to put on…

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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…

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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 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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