We’ve been fixing up the girl’s coop. They needed more space and they get big FAST!! My dad and I built a run and connected it to the coop.
I got some cool old glass knobs at a flea market and used those for the doors. I even bought a nice chandelier (sticker) for the coop…..to make them feel fancy. 🙂
I also bought a rooster sticker for behind the roost – ya know, something for them to look at, in case they get lonely. It’s the only rooster allowed on the premises (well there’s one on the weather vane too). The most recent addition was the nest box….want some eggs!
Hope you enjoyed a tour of the coop.
This was the coop before any chickens lived in it. I bought it from the farmer that we bought two of the chicks from. The bean loved it and always tried to get in. Then, when it was warm enough….we moved the chicks in……they look so tiny.
But, I didn’t feel like they had enough space…..so we started modifying.
I’m making the ladder.
I’m making the feeder….the one I bought at the store didn’t hold enough food. Now I only have to fill it up every two weeks. Awesome!! Once you have a place for them to live…..easiest pets ever!! Do your pets make you breakfast? ……well, mine don’t yet…..but they will. 🙂
The run….before we put the hardware mesh on.
After we put the mesh on. My homemade watering bucket is in this picture too. Now I only have to fill up the water every few days and it doesn’t spill out like the old one. I bought nipples (they look like hamster waterers) and drilled holes in the bottom of an icing bucket that I got at the bakery section in Kroger…for free!!
The roof of the nest box is an old speed limit sign that’s been sitting in my parents garage since my brother stole it back in high school. hehe. Nice re-purpose, I think.
How do you like the fake egg sitting in there? I was told by someone who knows more about chickens than me, that putting a fake egg in the nest will help them know what to do. Funny…..but hopefully it works. I am ready for some REAL EGGS!Petunia checking out the fancy new digs.