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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Chicken Coop Progress…

49 degrees outside - 5:50 pm - cloudy...

We have finally picked out the location for our chicken coop.  It’s just a short walk from the front of the house; near the driveway where there is a large, gorgeous Huckleberry bush growing out of a stump.  The coop will be on the other side of the Huckleberry bush so you wont see if from the driveway.  We will also be planting more Huckleberry and Blueberry bushes around two sides of the coop. 

Now that the site has been picked out, the coop layout, excavation and construction can begin!  We really have to hurry and get that coop done because those chickens are getting huge!

location picked out for our chicken coop - still needs a lot of excavation work

stump with Huckleberry bush growing out of it

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