by Sarah Richards
Photos by author
My source for fresh farm eggs ended, but the farmer asked if I wanted a momma hen and her two hatched chicks.
I live in an eco-development named Serenbe. Even though my neighbors are very close, we are surrounded by 900 acres of woods…cluster development it is called. So, I wasn’t sure if I could have chickens or not, but you know what they say, it’s easier to apologize than to ask for permission. Having said that, I began building the Hen Inn.
I have had birds before on a 180 acre farm in New York, but now I live on .11 acre. I know the way to a happy chicken family would be a coop that is easy to keep clean. So I bought plans for a simple coop and made many changes.
My kids (wink) are happy and so far have stayed in their own yard. I hope Nuggett doesn’t prove to be a problem. I like him.