Three mistakes we made raising chickens and ducks for the first time When I was working 40+ hours a week in an office, I would use my breaks to daydream about not being in the office. My favorite daydream was having chickens, more specifically how much fun our family would have raising chicks and hens. Usually the scene in my head was my daughter and I, dressed the part in denim overalls and rubber boots, racing across a yard of daisies to collect the morning’s fresh eggs from our odor free coop. Yes, that would be just picture freaking perfect! No more copy machines, budget requests, and annual reports for me! I would trade it all in for a pitchfork and a straw hat. Read More This is our TajMa Coop. We landed on this after spending $300 on a pre-fab from a farm store.