Funny how quickly word spreads, especially in a small rural town. Even funnier is how quickly word spreads among people who don’t use phones or social media- like the Amish. I have to applaud my husband, who has been working steadily in every spare moment to get the coop ready for the new chicks. He now has gained a reputation amongst the local Amish community as “the man that is building the worlds biggest chicken coop”! 😉
Now, keep in mind that we started with the idea of a small coop to keep 3 hens (maybe even just a chicken tractor). Well, then I couldn’t quite narrow down the breed I wanted, so ended up ordering 4 different ones. So now we have 11 chicks, because I really figured we would (will) lose least 40% of what we ordered- but have only lost one. And of course the kids love them and want to keep them all!
So, he decided to build it a little bigger..
Today he stopped by an Amish sawmill to ask about buying some boards, and upon introducing himself was told “oh yes, I have heard about you. You are the one building the world’s biggest chicken coop.”. No kidding. Too funny.
Honestly, it doesn’t look THAT big!?! The coop itself is about 8 x 8. Seems reasonable to me 🙂