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    under construction[​IMG]
    And were off!!!
    Well after having hatched a some chicks a few years ago
    we thought we would give them a try and keep them this
    time. One we wanted fresh eggs and the other to try and
    teach the kids some resposability. We packed up the kids
    and took a trip to Cal Ranch and picked a few chicks out.
    The first were 3 white leg horns and 3 golden sex-links.
    The next day we made another trip and picked out a few
    more. This time 2 black sex-links and 2 buff orpintions.
    A week later we were there again and this time they had
    some other chicks so we had to get two more, 1 Ameriucana
    and 1 RIR. Its hard to say no to fuzz balls. Anyway that was it
    no more. We figured we would end up with a rooster or three
    and we would most likely loose a chick or two along the way.
    So far everyone has been healthy and doing well with no signs
    of a rooster.
    The hen house
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    Well now that we have the chicks it was time to start drawing up the hen house.
    I alread had in mind what I was going after and started putting it out on paper.
    A few hours later I think I got it. I needed to use as little matterial as possible
    but still have something that would look great, eye pleasing, and the wife would
    be okay with. It needed to be easy for the kids to access and retrive eggs as
    well as easy to clean and maintain. Down to the lumber store I went to get the
    wood and get started. Everyone pitched in including the kids and we made short
    work on getting it put togeather and painted. In the process we ended up with
    two more adult chickens, 1 buff orpington and 1 red sex-link.

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