Well, I finally had to tell Joe about the chickens. I tried to get the wooden shipping box in my minivan, but it was too big. And it was WAY too heavy for me to think about moving myself, even with one other person. I needed help acquiring my soon-to-be chicken coop. I called our friend, Ray, who has a truck and enlisted his help. So he and Joe loaded the box up and brought it to the house.
My next door neighbor, Ed, also got into the action because he has the driveway that leads up to our back fence. Believe it or not, he was very excited that we were getting chickens (thank God!) and was more than happy to lend a hand tossing the giant box over the fence (gently). It's a good thing we had 3 strong men. Did I mention that box was HEAVY?
The size is roughly 4'x4'x4 and it's very sturdy. Cutie is posing here next to the box. You can also see her very assertive nature here (I'm obviously kidding).