It was mid march of this year (2011 – spring break) when our box of chicks arrived. I had been discussing raising hens with my kids for weeks and weeks but I wanted to be SORT OF prepared. I needed to find a coop…. I didn’t think I was remotely skilled in building so I was going to need to buy one and they aren’t cheap. Well, after an extreme amount of prodding by my daughter I just jumped right in and ordered a batch of chicks. TWENTY NINE of them. I figured I’d have enough time to get a coop later.
They arrived at the post office in a box no larger than a shoebox and it was love at first sight.