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Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Big Day

So what would you guess we're building?

Maybe a concession stand?

A produce stand?

Does this give you any clues?

It's a chicken coop.

We got chicks today!

Am I lucky or what? I love chicks. They don't stay cute very long, but while they do, oh, are they sweet. My kids were thrilled that, for the first time in their lives, we actually got to bring chicks home with us, not just look at them in the store.

We got 87 of them.

75 are for meat: 25 for us, 25 for my parents, and 25 for my brother-in-law and his family. 12 are to expand my parents' egg-laying crew. Those are the black ones.

Yes, we've butchered chickens before. My parents raised a bunch last summer and we helped with the butchering. And we've occasionally chased their chickens into the coop at night. So we're not completely clueless about what we're getting into. But it will still be an adventure.


  1. Your chicken coop is AWESOME!!! That's the kind of chicken coop I would want.

  2. I love it!! (I miss my chickens!) The coop is beautiful!