Family photo 2013

Family photo 2013

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Chicken Diggs

After {several} {long} days of {hard} work, the coop is complete! (Can I get a hallelujah?) Bobby built this from scratch, without a plan or kit, so I am very, very proud of him and thankful for his labor. It was not a simple task. This is it from the back, where the nesting boxes are:
The nesting boxes with outside access to collect eggs,
IF the chickadees cooperate and lay where they are supposed to....:-)
6 places to lay lovely eggs:
The bigger of the 2 runs:
The door to the run that lifts from the outside with a pulley so we can let them out without going in:

The front:

The door cut in half so we can look in on them without them running out:

The inside:

Happy girls:

*Not shown: Happy mama :-)


Lindy said...

LOVE the weather vane (vein?)! Great little set up for your peckers. :)

JamesBrett said...

great chicken coop. i have a big favor to ask. i'm wondering if the husband's now got plans for the actual building portion of the structure (not the runs). i'm looking for some good designs for chicken housing myself....

Erika said...

I'm so jealous!! That coop is gorgeous. I'm also a bit envious of the sea of nothingness in the background.

Sandy said...

This is incredible! You guys thought of everything. I can't wait to see and touch it in person.

Tisha said...

Brett, no, unfortunately the only plans he has are in his brain. And, after nearly 17 years together, I can assure you I do not have open access to that. :-)

JamesBrett said...

that's funny. thanks for the pictures and the ideas, though.

Angela said...

Love it! So jealous! I'm still begging for chickens...and a baby.

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