Well, the girlfriend finally got her chickens and ducks. They've been living in the spare bedroom next to my office for a couple of weeks until it's warm enough to put em outside. The chickens will be ready this week and the ducks have about another week. 12 chickens make less noise than 4 ducks, and less mess too.
Over the weekend we did some work on fencing around the chicken coop and some repairs, a free garden shed last year was just about perfect. Tonight I spent some time helping her make nesting boxes, there is still some work to do there but it won't take long. I have lots of scrap wood to make the nesting boxes out of. I'll have to run some electrical wire in the coop for a couple of lights and a couple of electrical outlets, there will be a need for heat lamps and possibly heaters come winter. I'm thinking of putting in three light circuits, one for a regular light, one for a red LED (night light basically) and one for heat lamps. I'm not sure on the heat lamps, I may just use a couple of switched outlets.