Posted by Nicole

Today was dominated by a little home improvement, DIY project. The project at hand- to build a chicken coop. So here is my simple break-down of how to build it. I sure helped a lot…

1. Finish painting the actual house for the chickens… including the back.

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2. Take a trip to Home Depot to get the essentials, or at least stand there while others pick out the essentials, and then pose with them.

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3. Help load up the car, or not…

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4. Head back to the house, and start assembling the coop.  OR, go into the house and decide to bake a loaf of banana bread instead. While the bread was baking, I somehow managed to finish up my 17 page astronomy study guide! Multitasking FTW.

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5. Walk outside and help move some of the bigger objects to the side of the house.

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6. Leave again when the tough works resumes.

7. Come back out a bit later and help assemble the chicken wire. This ensures that they don’t fly out and no other animals sneak in!

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8. Leave again, but this time for a trip to the gym. Our local gym closes at 8 PM on Saturdays (still think this is crazytalk), so I had to fit in a little workout before it was too late. Warmup walk 0.2, run 3.5, walk 0.45, run 1.5, 0.2. So basically 5 slow miles of running and some walking in between for 61 minutes.

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9. Get some chickens! We got them from my mom’s co-worker.

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10. Put the chickens in the pen. Daffodil and Dahlia climbed right in, and then they met their brother and sister, Mason and Coco.

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11. Give the dogs a pep-talk to be friendly with the chickens.

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Speaking of the beagles, today we joked that Coco (the dog on bottom) looks like she just woke up from a really bad hangover because her eyes are always glazy. If only she was as good looking as her brother, Mason.

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12. Hangout with the chickens until you realize it’s dinner time. (NO, I don’t mean eat the chickens!!!) We walked to a nearby Thai restaurant, Erawan, and ate some delicious food.

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And that’s how you build a chicken coop… but not really.

- N

 

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