Yes, ladies and gentlemen, my wonderful husband has agreed to procuring some hens. I am beyond excited and can’t wait to have my little flock. We are very fortunate here in Portland; we are allowed to have 3 hens within the city without a permit. You can have more if you apply for them, but I think 3 will be just fine. Aaron and I decided we would build the coop on our own. He has a construction and woodworking background and can build anything. So, this week I set about designing le Palais de Poulet.
The lines really are straight. The picture I took made them look wonky.
Here is a basic sketch of the hen house. We’ll see if it actually looks this way when it is finished.
I also decided to go with baby chicks instead of full grown hens. I want to make sure that Gico, Max and Leila are accustomed to them before they are grown. Max and Leila are great with Gico and so I doubt there will be any problems with the hens. The chicks are supposedly available sometime in mid-February, which gives us time to get things ready for them. Thankfully, they will be in the house until they are 6-8 weeks old, so we have a good while to get their coop in order. I am soooo excited I can hardly stand it.
In other news, I have not sewn a single stitch this week. I have been surprisingly busy with homemaking. I am amazed at how quickly the days go by. Tomorrow a few of the girls are coming over for a “stitch and bitch”, as we call it, so, I should have something productive to show soon.
Well, my dears, I am off to cook. We had an ice storm last night, and I feel the need to bake. So, to the kitchen I go.
Here is the bush in our front yard. I love how the ice formed on each leaf. It’s really beautiful.