Weekly Project and Purchase Roundup, 6/17/17

My first project this week was to build the chicken coop. The second was to replace the left front wheel bearing assembly on my car. This was not because the bearings themselves were bad, but because a faulty sensor integral to the assembly was causing the traction control to kick in randomly. Between parts and a torque wrench, the car project set me back $140. The chicken cook project cost me $35 in hardware, screws, and other materials. (I had bought some materials in previous weeks when I build the nesting boxes, and also used scrap I had lying around.)

I also bought a large chicken drinker, a large feeder, and more food for a cost of $100, and 10 more chicks for a cost of $35.

Other purchases this week were a set of ratcheting box-end wrenches for $10, some red paracord for $5, a corn broom for $8, a box of band-aids for $2, a case of 12 pint-size wide-mouth canning jars for $9, 2 bars of Fels-Naphta soap (wife uses it to make her laundry soap) for $4, several packets of herb seeds for $11, and a 16-quart stainless steel stock pot for $35.

Weekly Project and Purchase Roundup, Week Ending 6/3/17

I’m late again, but better late than never, right? We’ll start with the purchases this past week. I spent $36 on Rhode Island Red chicks, which I ordered online from Tractor Supply Co. The minimum order is 10 chicks, so I ordered 10, but I received 12. 1 died after 2 days, but the other 11 have about doubled in size and seem healthy. I spent $100 at True Value on 2 chick feeders, 2 chick waterers, a scratch block, a 5 pound bag of dried mealworms, and a few bags of feed. I spent $25 at Wal-Mart for a large plastic tote with lid, which I drilled air holes in and use to house the chicks indoors at night.

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