I also posted this on BackyardChickens.com. That site was a wealth of knowledge during this project.
Teresa has been wanting chickens for a while...so when she came across some chicks on Craigslist being sold by someone in Hamel, she bought 9.
So obviously I had to start work on a chicken coop.
For temporary housing, we had a large cardboard box from a battery operated car we got for our kids for xmas. I cut a hole in the top and covered it with a mesh dome from our copper burn bowl. They ended up living in there for a few weeks while I worked on the coop...and they got big...quick.
Teresa sent me some photos and links to chicken coops that she liked, so I took some ideas from them and got to work.
It took a few weeks+ to get it done, but it turned out great! ...and Teresa approves!! (which, really...is all that matters)
Some of you may know that I do a weekly St. Louis Blues podcast at letsgoblues.com (a site I own and run) with Jeff Ponder (2012 Blues Media member and owner of stormthecrease.com) & Jeff Quirin (bluenotezone.com owner).
We decided to stream live video of our 7th episode, which we did last night. Aside from it being fun, I think it turned out quite well.