The chickens are getting bigger and are rapidly outgrowing their current home (a large dog crate). Plus, they are really messy. Everything nearby is covered in a thin layer of dust, and poo is everywhere.
I’m tired of scraping poo off their heater and the gentle aromas of poo wafting through the kitchen. It’s time that they get moved outside where we both have a bit more room to breathe.
The thing is that the chicks are still really little and I’m worried about raccoons. I designed a fence that would totally encase the chicken coop from predators. I showed the design to wife and she described it as “all out warfare”.
We instead came up with a sensible plan to clean our existing coop and secure it properly. I’m so glad that I have her :)