Friday, April 18, 2008

Creation of the Coop!

My boyfriends mom was nice enough to donate her old garden shed to my insanity... so I've converted it into a coop! First I had to empty out all of the old stuff that was in there, and clean all of the scrap wood, metal, dead trees and various junk out of the "back-yard". Once I did that I installed the front walk, the partition wall, the nest boxes, window, back door(s) and built a nice little feed bin. Finally I painted the whole shed and the fence rails and planted some flowers in the front yard. On one rainy day I went a little nutty and decided that my chickens needed wallpaper... so I added some stencils to the walls! I thought they'd enjoy the rail fence, so I put that in the run too.

The coolest thing is, that so far all I've had to buy was one latch and the paint! Hooray for discarded wood and old garden fencing!! I also used an old utility sink and a water tank from our old water heater fora rain-catching water trough.

Here are some pics of my little project. I'll post baby pics as soon as they get here! (Before they enter their gawky teenage months!)