Saturday the kid and I volunteered down at historic Mckinney Chestnut Square for the Tour de Coop event. We worked the pre-paid, volunteer and cash line selling tickets, T-shirts, and bags. I sent the kid to one of the classes they offered on chicken doctoring and my future vet came back with a list of items we need to purchase for the health of our flock.
After our shift was over we took the tour of some of the coops.
This amazing old barn is right in historic downtown Mckinney. The house is old and beautiful and the owners have redone the structure while keeping the charm of the old barn.
I also want one of these giant Roos for our backyard.
We will be adding butterfly bushes and climbing roses to the coop to break the sight lines of any overhead or on the ground predators and to give the flock extra shade.
I also plan on adding in some additional sand as time and money permit to profit even more dusting areas for the flock. They currently use our old tree stump that they have managed to hollow out and our fire pit.
Something strange happened Sunday. We had chickens laying eggs all day. I heard and saw them laying but when o went to collect the eggs that night there was no eggs to be found. I am thinking we were hit by a brazen thief because not only were we in and out of the backyard all day but 3 of the dogs were too. (Killer was in quarantine and only allowed out when supervised).