This year we have a new barometer for spring’s arrival. They number seven and have been singing a song of spring every day for the past two weeks. Yes, the chickens here at 1840 Farm seem even happier than I am that spring has come to stay. That’s really saying something.
Now the pressure was really on. The chicks were on their way, but we didn’t have a coop for them to live in. What kind of coop should we build? Everyone we talked to had a different take on what type of coop was best. We didn’t know which opinion was the right one to listen to. It was terribly confusing. What seemed like a simple idea was nothing of the sort.