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Dan and I have been wanting to get some chickens for quite some time--for eggs, for compost, and also to have baby Pete have the experience of taking care of some animals.  Plus, they're legal in Lexington! (No worries, I checked the municipal code...just no noisy roosters.)

When the Rohe's came in town for spring break and baby showers, Timmy stayed with us to help build the coop.  I think the final cost was less than $100, as we used the leftover salvageable deck boards from ripping up our deck.  The deck was causing the house to rot and attracting termites--too low to the ground, north side of the house, etc. etc.  So, we saved what we could and the boys built this!  We even saved the glass panes from some large windows that rotted out, so the chickens have fancy sky-lights.

A celebratory glass of bubbly apple cider for Tumm-o.
 Molly checking out the chickens....not so sure about these little buggers.  Enjoying some time outside.  We got them at 5 weeks, so they didn'…