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Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Finished Coop!!

The coop is finished!! It has turned out to be as my whole life has been, beyond my wildest dreams. I think it is the nicest coop I have ever seen. So without further ado here are the photos.

There is sits in the late afternoon sun, with the light drifting down through the trees. It is all white. I decided to just let it look nice and clean.  The door is on now where the nest boxes are and it is so nice.

It has this lovely handle and even a lock on the door. Ron put chains on the door so it isn't heavy when I open it to get the eggs out.

Isn't that the nicest thing you have ever seen? I won't even have to go in the coop to collect eggs anymore.

This is where the roosts are inside. They are double what I have now. Hopefully it will keep them from pecking each other in the night.

These are the nicest nest boxes I have ever had before. He put a slanted board on top so the hens can't get up here and roost. They would you know. I really am happy with how they turned out.

Here is the window and the man door all finished. I can't wait until the move in day. The hens have no idea what is in store for them. Being creatures of habit I know that first night will be so funny. Not for them but for me. They are so cute when I clean their house they always want to come in and check it out. I know they will like this one better.

The little chicken door closed, so I can lock them in at night.

The little door open. I am sure they will be so happy when they finally get to move it. There is still the yard to build.It will be awhile yet. We are still working out how the little chicken yard will look. This huge job is done now. You know when we got married and I said " For better or worse," I am pretty sure it didn't say new chicken houses. It always makes me feel so in awe, that Ron does all of this for me. He is really a keeper.

I think always that I got the best end of the deal.

Have a lovely day, we will be taking the day off tomorrow.



  1. i was waiting to see the welcome mat in front of the chicken door - perhaps you're still hooking that rug. :)

    it looks wonderful!

  2. Oh my Gosh ~ your chicken coop is awesome and I do agree with you that your wonderful husband is a keeper~! I am sure your chickens will love their new home. when Mr V. built our chicken coop the chickens thrived in it !~ Job well done !

  3. THAT is a great coop, wish I had room for some hens...

  4. Yes Ron is definitely a keeper for building you this sweet chicken coop. I can tell that your heart is singing for joy.

    You are building and we are tearing down. I just posted on my blog the second silo demolition and I took some picture of how it was done.

    I hope that you two will have a wonderful restful weekend.

  5. What a bunch of lucky chickens! That is well done.

  6. What a nice chicken house! I'll bet it smells like nice fresh cut wood, too.

  7. I like that..I amsure the girls will too!

  8. Soo impressed! LOVE it, and know the "girls" will too!

  9. WOW! Nice chicken coop! Your hens will be envied, for sure! Yes, your honey is definitely a keeper. xo

  10. Kim
    I bet your husband feels like he's a pretty lucky fellow too.
    He did think of everything with this chicken coop-Wow!
    I look forward to seeing the whole she-bang, yard, chickens, and all.

  11. What a wonderful coop! I think I'll call it a chicken "condo"! I'm sure they will like it...and you'll love that door to gather the eggs! Your hubby did a great job!

  12. I love to see your great excitment for your chicken coup.
    It is lovely and will be a treat for your hens.
    A good husband is a gift... ;)

  13. That really is a nice chicken coop!
    How wonderful of your husband to make it for you! He must love you very much!!!

    Hope move-in day goes well for you, and your chickens :)

  14. What a nice chicken coop! I am sure that the hens will love it!

    What a treasure your hubby is!

  15. It turned out so nice. Your little flock will be thrilled. You and Ron did a great job. Now you need to sew some pretty, frilly curtains for the window :)

  16. It's so fancy! You should video the hens as they "move in" to their new digs!
    I wonder if they'll up their laying as a gesture of deep appreciation!

  17. Well it's a Hilton to be nice and I can't wait to hear about the chickens reaction to their new digs....I think he's pretty blessed to you too...A beautiful couple...

  18. Lovely and useful...great combination; you're sure to get a lot of eggs from happy chicks.

  19. Aren't husbands amazing? It is a perfect chicken coop. He did a great job. I love it. It is not too big, but not too small. The little egg gathering door is so cool.

  20. Yay!! It looks so nice! :) I bet your girls will love it. I love the little egg door. That will be so nice, and so much easier, and you won't have to wrestle with snakes or rats anymore. :)

  21. Oh, it's a fine hen house! Your girls will enjoy it so much and I KNOW that you, Mother Hen, will love it best of all. What nice amenities it has. Your hubby did a great job on it and I'm sure you helped. I'm impressed.

  22. This is so much fun - not only the coop itself but the coming days of figuring out the fencing, and moving the chickens into their new mansion. :-) It is just perfect.

    Congratulations on the coming grandchild! We have another one on the way, too - God is so good, to keep bringing babies into our lives.


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