Shopping for Chicken Coop Materials

The Chronicles of a WannaBe Farmer but Never a Butcher!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Our plan to begin building the chicken coop was set in motion today. After our very sober and exhaustive talk yesterday—and maybe not talked it through enough (we were feeling rather zealous!)—we took hold of our tape measure, pencil and paper, and stepped outside to check and then recheck for backyard space, here, in our new home (back in the suburbs), and thus concluded that indeed there was more than sufficient room to have both, our chickens and a sizeable vegetable bed.

Since we made the decision to go “full steam ahead” on the projects, we jumped out of bed this morning, guzzled the coffee, hot!, and practically inhaled our breakfast, as we hurriedly made it out the door, in the car, and were on our way to Home Depot. But dang! It seemed like an entire matchbook had been lit under our ageing behinds. We moved that quickly. And, yes, resolutely, with nothing and no-one to prevent us or change our minds, we went to buy some immediate supplies with which to begin building the hen house: flooring and wall supports, and nails.


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