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Chickens 3 Month Update

Our little ladies are just about 3 months old. I guess I shouldn’t say little anymore. They are fluffing up slowly just in time for…summer. Poor gals, all those extra feathers coming in for the hottest season. The first time… Continue Reading →

Finished Chicken Coop

We are quite excited to have the chicken coop and run finished, and have our chickens out in the fresh air and sunlight.┬áThe total costs for the coop construction came in around $1,000. It will take a few years of… Continue Reading →

Chickens Week 6 (Cooped Up)

They are officially in the coop! This is a big deal people, like a BIG deal. My basement was smelling pretty darn rank and there was a fine layer of dust and down on literally EVERY SINGLE surface in that… Continue Reading →

We Built a Floor!

In all our research of chicken coops and how to build them we found very little information on how to build your standard run-of-the-mill “shed style” coop. We found lots of cute little backyard coops(like these fabulously chic coops on… Continue Reading →

Breaking Ground: Coop Progress Post 1

Spring is officially here! We’ve been very busy these past couple of weeks. Most exciting of all is breaking ground on the chicken coop! The coop will be built behind the garage where there once was a raised garden bed… Continue Reading →

Preparing for Chickens

Chickens should be here this week! Yesterday we spent a good amount of time at the barn picking the brains of Dan and Becky at Green Acres Farm, our chicken experts, and then getting supplies at Tractor and Supply Company… Continue Reading →

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