It finally happened!
Eight female chicks: $16
Lumber and materials for coop: $340
Chicken Wire: $120
Feeders and Watering System: $35
I'm really excited that the nesting box design worked and two of the three eggs where laid in them.
The hen house is working great and I'm thrilled we built it (and by we I mean Sean). The best part of it is the pop door. A pop door is the little door that lets the hens out of the hen house. Sean designed it so I can open and shut the door inside the shop so that I don't have to go out in the coop every night to shut the chickens inside. Thus keeping them safe from predators. All I have to do is wait for the laydies to come roost as night and I slide a thick board into place, shutting them in.
Now what to do with all the eggs I hope to get?!