I had a vision that a coop would take 2-3 weekends. What was I thinking This is now called the "start and stop coop project!" We get the area leveled and cleared of dirt and dog poop, then it rains.... Then we purchase our recycled redwood and some new stuff, ready to dig post holes with our rented post hole digger, oh wait, rain again, can't put the cement in.... Rain stops, but all the helping hands are gone. 4 weeks later and we are still at the 'Framing" stage. Did I mention this is Northern California in JUNE! We never get rain in June. In fact, last year we still were in drought conditions. DROUGHT is over! I think the rain has finally passed and it's time to get the crew going again. (Can't pester them too much, free help...) We better get crackin since our 6 baby chicks are growing at a stellar pace. Ok, we are ready: gloves - check, hammer - check, poultry staples - check, nails - check, hardware cloth - check. Could not be more ready, but wait is that our tree I see split in half with a huge branch (the size of a small tree) on our kids' play structure (see pic below). Oh man! When will this coop be built. Time to call tree removal for an emergency job ($$$) on a Saturday afternoon. Is there a chicken hotel for displaced chickens while they wait for their condo to be built? Stay tuned!