I'm doing more research on more home-made options for a chicken coop. Things we might be able to do with stuff we already have versus having to go buy tons of lumber or piping or fencing. Turns out that you can make a chicken or rabbit nest box, a chicken feeder, and a chicken waterer with a bucket with different modifications. Well, we have a few extra buckets - to that cuts some costs there. Still needs a lot more thought, and I'm still not sold on chickens, but if push comes to shove and someone were to gift us a few hens as soona s we moved, I could make it work with what I have for $33 in additional supplies (but it would mean giving up one of my rabbit hutches, and using the fencing we bought for the trellis project). Just something to keep in mind.
I made the chicken and rice dish again. This time we did one pan of Thyme Lord Chicken and the other one we called Sage Advice Chicken - they were both delicious. I don't think we will ever make it with paprika again, it's just too tasty with sage, thyme, or basil.