Monday, August 17, 2009

Why Did the Chicken Coop Cross the Road?

We went down to Mesa last Friday to pick up a chicken coop from my awesome sister-in -law Heather. We've been thinking about getting chickens for a while now. Heather was moving and didn't want her chickens any more so it worked out great for us. Just one little problem.... the coop is huge! I had my doubts about whether or not it would fit on a trailer, but the Gurrs never back down from a challenge. (Especially if it involves hauling something on a trailer.) Five out of the seven Gurr siblings were there to help load it up. Adams Dad used a tractor w/forks on it to lift the main housing end of it while his siblings all lifted the run end of it. Did I mention the chickens were all in their home while it was being moved? Poor things. We knew they would thank us later. After all, we were taking them to a much cooler place. We got them all to Taylor safe and sound. To unload the coop Adam just parked the trailer where he wanted the coop to be, lifted it with a fork lift then pulled the trailer out from under it and set the coop gently down. The hens have already started laying eggs for us! We knew they would thank us. :)


  1. Those are some LUCKY chickens! Sweet new home, With great weather!

  2. I love your garden and that you have chickens. You are self sufficient. Yay! My blog is

  3. That is awesome. I love what you said about the Gurr's never backing down from a trailer challenge! ha're so funny Ruth! Oh, I miss you girl!
    Have you ever had Turkey eggs? Those are my favorite eggs. We had Turkeys when we lived in Italy and the eggs were AWESOME. There is nothin' in the world like FRESH eggs! YUM! I'm jealous!!