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.
What? You have chickens!?!?!? That is so cool, and I CAN’T believe how creative and handy you are!!!
Thanks Paulina!! I wish I could take the handy credit…but really my dad did most of it and only let me do the easy things that won’t cut any fingers off. My mom said I need all my fingers to raise her grandkids. 🙂 Recently Kevin even got involved and helped build the nest box.
More Chic Than Shabby says
It looks awesome! I’m so jealous. I love the chandelier sticker and the signs with their names. Great job!
OK, I absolutely LOVE the chicken house! I wonder if my neighbors would mind if I started raising the little guys? I’m pretty sure I can’t live one more day without a chandelier painted in the back of a chicken house….nope…I can’t! That’s the best!
Wowza! Fancy :o)
I happened on your blog from Melissa T’s blog. Your coop is so cute and detailed. We need to personalize ours still. We got our first chicks in Aug and I have to agree with how easy they are. Look forward to hearing more about your chickens and your cute crafts.
I love it, Erin! So I’m curious to know how your neighbors feel about this? We live in a neighborhood and I’m just not sure we could pull it off … chickens as pets. Did you “ask” them if they would “mind” or offer them free eggs? 🙂 Also, do you let them roam free in your yard at all? Sorry for all the questions…. just trying to figure out a way to own some chickens even though we don’t live in the country.
Hey Erin! I live in a subdivision, but at the end of a culdesac. The only neighbors that can see them say they love them. I used to give them eggs. haha. I didn’t ask, but I probably should have. It’s not really “legal” haha, but no one really cares. I do let them roam free in the yard every few days. Our yard backs up to woods and I am always afraid of the racoons and skunks, which we see. A few hawks have been after them too. So, I feel safer when they are in the coop fence. You can do it!!! 😉