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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The Coop Yard

This is how the conversation went early this spring:

Me:  We need to rebuild the chicken coop yard.

Him:  Why?

Me:  Because, for one, it needs to be bigger.  Sometimes, we need to keep the chickens in their yard for a few days at a time and they need more room to scratch around.  Like now, several chickens are laying their eggs somewhere besides the coop and we're only finding one or two eggs a day.  It's ridiculous to have 18 chickens and get so few eggs.  Also, we need a safe place for the newly hatched chicks to be.  Out of nine that hatched this spring, only two survived.  Secondly, we built the yard we have now back when we didn't know anything about chickens.  We only made the sides about four feet tall and the chicken wire that goes across the top is sagging so much.  The weeds took over last summer and it killed my back pulling all those weeds out because I had to bend over double to fit under the "roof".  Also, I'd like to incorporate a few other features into our chicken yard.

Him:  We don't need a new chicken yard.  It's too expensive.  It will cost a thousand dollars.

Me:  Ok, well, you'll have to keep the weeds cleared out of it because I just can't do that anymore.

Him:  **blank stare**

'nuff said.

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