My wife has wanted a pet for herself and our 2 little girls for a long time. I have not. The one thing we’ve always agreed to was we’d never have any sort of pet step foot in the house. I admitted we could “consider” a pet of some sort of outside pet once the new place was built. Nothing had been said recently and I thought I was in the clear.
That all changed this morning when I walked out to my garage and saw a makeshift brooder with a dozen chicks in it. Once I swallowed my anger and brainstormed a plan to dump them outside on the hill for one of the many area predators to eat, my daughter came running around the boat with one in her hands smiling like Christmas morning. It was at that moment I knew, I had lost.
If anyone has some good coop ideas shoot them my way. My wife pledged to pick up the tab for whatever supplies I need and enough beer to get it done. The thing will have to be a fortress with the happiness of a 1 year old and 3 year old depending on my ability to keep them from being eaten out here though.