Katie’s Backyard Chickens

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If you know my wife Katie, then you’re probably aware that she brings a certain energy and initiative to life… in other words, she’s a real “go-getter.” This was on full display when she 1) had 3 chicks living in the guest shower within 2 days of making up her mind that we should get them, and 2) made the coop you see pictured here her first real building project and successfully designed and completed it on her own with lightning speed (I, for one, was baffled).

Add to that the fact that the coop was built in full compliance with South Main’s architectural review standards. After all, “the principles apply at all scales” in the words of her brother Jed.

We now enjoy 3 fresh eggs each day, courtesy of Foxy, Luna and Pacha, who have the run of the garden and yard now that growing season is over. They’re fun for the kids, and all it takes is a heat lamp to keep them warm at night (which also creates an interesting effect for photos).

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Amanda Myers
November 30, 2011
9:56 pm

Having known your wonderful wife for many years, this story does not surprise me. I am deeply impressed with the speed,and accuracy in which this project took place. Congratulations on the success of the coop, and High production from the hens. I hope to build the same one day,and I will look to you both for advice.

Cheryl Richmond
December 2, 2011
11:24 am

LOVE it! And wow! Your garden is gorgeous!

John Olson
December 3, 2011
7:15 am

This is absolutely beautiful! The garden looks fantastic too!

Susan
December 6, 2011
9:01 am

LIVE from the garden and chicken coop. I have been tending the flock for last 2 weeks. It has been really cold here in BV recently , it is 9 degrees and blowing right now, and these chickens continue to consistently lay 3 eggs a day ,which I find pretty amazing. We will have to do some thawing of water this morning.
Dustin love your post, Katie deserves a hand of applause on many levels!
She’s a force….
Susan

Dustin Urban
December 7, 2011
1:56 pm

glad you liked it cheryl and John. come say to the three ladies next time you’re in the neighborhood ;-) thanks for tending the hens, mum! getting the water heater installed to cope with the single digit temps…

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