So we started out our farm life several years ago with a rabbit. Then we had two rabbits. Then, well, you know how that works.
We progressed to a small chicken coop with funky little diamond-shaped windows. We had two chickens. Then four chickens. Then...
So, this past summer here at the new farm a customer asked if we could build a chicken coop for her backyard. Recalling our first coop, we put together some plans and I built the coop. Another customer stopped by, saw the finished product, and put down a deposit on the next one that I could build. Pretty soon, I was building two at a time to meet the demand. Who knew backyard chickens were so hip?
Well, that was in the summer and fall, and now it is -1º F here in CT. A little cold to work on coops outside, but I will be beginning to fabricate the framing pieces, sides, and nesting boxes in the workshop (right next to the woodstove). I've set my limit for Easter at 6 coops and 6 rabbit hutches, but depending on the demand and the incoming deposits, I may have to build more.
No, she does not come with the coop. But could I interest you in a "nice" and "friendly" rooster?