*REMINDER as people start building coops for spring. Our vet has seen many chickens DIE from living in coops made of pallet wood (due to the toxic mold & fungus spores deep inside the wood) Pallet coops may seem like a good idea, (free wood, recycling) but PLEASE don't risk YOUR health or that of your hens! There are many articles on finding "safe" pallets, or how to clean them.
"This is to remind you When I have grown so tall, That once I was quite little And my hands were very small.” Homemade Christmas ornament. Wish I had started this when mine was tiny and done it each year.