I was curious if anyone insures their coop and/or their flock. We currently have a flock of 23 and have 20 chicks enroute. Our first batch of chicks was to provide us and family/friends with fresh eggs, but due to the addictive nature of the feathered darlings and a talk with our accountant we decided to sell eggs. It turns out we can write off the cost of the coop (whew!!!) and chicken related expenses (feed, meds, feeders, chicken-sitters, etc.) and after filing the appropriate paperwork with the county can claim an ag exemption which will give us a break on our property taxes. We have made a substantial investment in our coop. What if it were to burn down (due to my poor electrical wiring skills or a lightning strike) or it were to be damaged during a hurricane? And although chickens themselves are inexpensive when you start thinking of them as producers/income the loss of several birds adds up so it only seems right to protect our investment. Your thoughts? **Mods/Admins - I will appreciate you moving this post if I have listed it under the wrong topic.