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Day One

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.

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