If the rain would stop for one weekend, we could really get started on our coop. I can’t complain too much, because I planted most of my early spring veggies last weekend and now I don’t have to worry about watering them! The next seven days are all forecast for scattered thunderstorms. Such a bummer, and raincoats aren’t my idea of a fashion statement! We’re itching to get started, so I may have to just take a few rainy days and clean the garage out well so we can start building in there instead. I looked through several books with my husband, Derek, and we decided to start with a coop to accommodate up to 10 chickens. This way we have room to grow and add to the flock next year.
What’s even better, you flip the book over and the other half explains the lifecycle of tadpoles to frogs! The book appealed to both our daughters (almost 3 and 6 years old). Nora, our youngest, enjoyed the pictures and asked questions, while Ara grasped more and asked really thoughtful questions. The book had a picture of an ostrich and its egg, and she remembered her visit last month to Reptiland where they had emus.