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The Chickadee Hotel Saloon

By Blithe Barnyard, Jan 11, 2012 | Updated: Jul 30, 2012 | |
  1. Blithe Barnyard
    The Broody Hotel


    It all began one day, well over a few months really, of mulling over the idea of getting some backyard layers. My husband has no previous experience with chickens but he trusts me. Through creativity and low cost solutions here is a visual journal of our ladies new home. With the nod from my husband I set out on my course to find a dog house on Craig's List and chicks. I found this gem of a dog house that was built in the shape of a old western storefront! So we drove 2 hours south for the dog house and lined up the pick up of our chicks an hour of east of there the same day. The chicks where all hatched from their mothers and not encubators, which I particularly find endearing.
    Note: We had our chicks for 4 weeks when the huge egg recall occured. We are so glad to be that much more insulated from such wide spread mishap and becoming self-sufficent.
    Total cost was under $350.00
    Our apprecation goes out to all those who helped in one way or another.

    The final thought comes from my 9 year old son, "How are we going to take this with us when we move?" I responded with "Well son, the chickens will cross that road when we get to it."
    Thus begins the transformation:

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