Thursday, April 9, 2009

Chicken Run

It arrived this morning.

We hired Al the Chicken Guy to build our chicken coop and run for us. Al is the fellow that taught the Urban Chicken farming class we attended a few weeks ago at a local co-op.

When we sat down and did the math with materials, plan (who knew they cost money?), the time we don't have to build our own chicken coop, our complete lack of knowledge about what we'd be doing in building our own, and just the hassle factor that we have come to expect whenever we take on such projects, we figured we'd be money and time ahead to just pay someone to do this for us. Someone who knows what he's doing. Someone who has done this before and has chickens of his own.

So he delivered the run this morning - and also a nice fresh dozen eggs for us. In return, we let him choose one of our finished pysanky.

The henhouse is scheduled to arrive next Wednesday.

Seeing that we have lots and lots of church next week, we will probably have to wait until the weekend after Pascha to get some inhabitants for it. Now all we have to do is come to agreement on whether to get chicks or pullets.

We have a little over a week to get that sorted out.

1 comment:

Mimi said...

Whohooooo! Enjoy.