Yes, I know it’s Tuesday. I’m a bit behind. Maybe it will cycle around and I’ll be ahead?
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Have you noticed that it’s becoming more popular to keep chickens? We have always known a few friends who have had chickens, usually in rural areas. But chickens are showing up in urban settings, the suburbs and yes, even in the mountains. A neighbor up the road has a pretty nice coop set up, complete with metal roof for snow that matches and is attached to his home. I ran into another neighbor yesterday who told me they have chickens “in the bathtub”. Their coop is decidedly more basic, $20 worth of materials attached to the porch gives the chickens shelter and keeps them close. There are a lot of options for your chicken home. I saw This Place on a recent trip through Ballard. While I don’t think I could keep chickens myself I certainly admire those who are taking it on, especially in the mountains where there’s an extra challenge to it.