We decided early on that chickens would be a good addition to the farm.  Chickens could help condition the soil, keep the grass down, help manage unwanted insects and then there are the eggs.

The previous owners had left a large trailer-type structure that we think used to be a tracker base and we decided that we would build a chicken coop on top of the old base.   We dragged it to the implement shed and, after watching a dozen or so you-tube videos started construction.