Friday, May 28, 2010

Mr. H. Builds the Chicken Coop

Construction on the chicken coop has begun!

Mr. H. has built many things over the years. He built an office in the backyard of our first home and a few years after that he closed in the garage to make a third bedroom.

He helped construct a two story, two room cabin at his family's ranch.

Watching the construction always fascinates me!

And this latest project, a hen house and yard,
is a labor of love just for me.

He has done his research and planned the cutest little home for my future flock.

The first day's construction started with the middle of the house. The part with the door for me and the area that I will walk into. The house will extend on each side. The perches on the right and the nesting boxes on the left. The area below the extensions will provide shade for part of the yard.

I got to help 'raise' this back wall. ;-)

He has thought of every detail.

He explained to me that his little notch was cut out so when I lean over into the box I wouldn't get scraped by the wood sticking out.


1 comment:

Kristin said...

so glad you're getting settled in the new place. I'm a tad jealous of you and your chickens. :) I would love to have some. I have my garden at a friend's house and she has chickens, so I do get beautiful, fresh, organic eggs every week. Some of them are blue! So beautiful. Have fun Farmer Girl!