A National Chicken Coop

A National Chicken Coop
Story and Photos by Sarah Burgun A year ago, I caught the chicken bug and wouldn’t stop talking about getting a backyard chicken coop. After a lot of research into my city’s ordinances and convincing of my husband, Dale, I concluded that we could have chickens — with a few guidelines. We checked into what kind of chickens would be a good combination of the friendly personality I wanted and the good egg production my husband wanted. Soon after, we visited our local Tractor Supply a few times to gather more information, price things out and check out the chicks! My husband built a wooden brooder box from material we already had and cleared a spot in our dining room for the girls. We brought six lovely pullets home and spent the first few weeks getting to know them and handling them to encourage imprinting. We named them Linda the

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