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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Chicken Coop

I wanted to show our almost finished Chicken Coop. We are so close to getting this just like we want. We do want to run electricity out there, but that will come later. We don't need it for the summer. Hope you enjoy...

Here is Craylola. She is a Buff Orpington. Can you believe that they are 2 months old now? I think we have done pretty good so far. No dead chickens yet!

This is the back of the coop. I still need to paint the nesting box. We have also added cedar trim to the outside. So the wire window you see has nice cedar trim on it now. The trap door under the nesting boxes is our clean out door. I can just push the wood shavings out into the wheel barrel and dump it into the compost!

Inside the coop - chicken feeder. We do need to adjust the angle of our PVC pipe. It is not flowing smoothly yet...too flat.

Roost - we used our old swingset monkey bars for our roost. We may add more roosting later. This is working perfect for now. They like to fight over the top one! Crazy Chickens!

Here is the front door. Sorry so bright, I over exposed it! Oops. Can you see the water and the other side of the nesting boxes? I have them blocked for now, so they don't poo in them. They may start laying in September and I will take that off.

Here is the outside caged area. It goes under the coop as well. Great for protection and I don't have to worry about them while we are gone. We also used the old swingset ladder for a roosting spot. Here they were loving the morning sun!

Here is our chicken door handle. Just pull and the chicken door goes up! All you have to do is hook it on the that hook and it stays open. When you need to lock them up...unhook and go! Fun! I love this!

Here is where we greet the ladies in the morning! "Hello Ladies"! They peek there heads out and slide down the ramp! They are happy little chickens.

Here is the front. Need to take new photos so you can enjoy our new cedar trim. We added it to the door and along the edges of the whole coop. It just made it look so much better. I am going to paint the door green. You see...we have been trying to reuse when we can. The coop was painted with our left over house paint. The door will be our "house trim" color. Every day we seem to get a little more finished. It has been a great experience and I SO LOVED working with my husband on this. It's hard work, but so much fun!

One more for the day. We went for a drive up the mountain and a few deer were roaming the woods. Isn't he beautiful?

For God so loved the world...Bless you all!

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