Pretty chickens! I love your coop!
Pam, your coop is amazing!! The eggs will come...I promise. (The wait for our eggs reminded me of being pregnant. You know there will be a reward in the end but it seemed like it took FOREVER!).
Looks great. Nice finishing touches. Enjoy your hens as they are and you'll be surprised when eggs come. Looks great. Nice finishing touches. Enjoy your hens as they are and you'll be surprised when eggs come.
I'd live in it .... let me know if this chicken thing doesn't work out lol!!! Looks great!
You're such an inspiration!! Love everything about this post!
You have some pretty chickens and your coop looks amazing. I really like the dog and chicken picture. Its cute:)
Love those happy chickens - you have a lovely coop and your hens look tickled with it! )
nice coop......your chicken must be happy.
I am in the process of deciding on the coop I want for my chickens and I really like your design. It has most of the features I'd like to have in my own. I wanted to ask why you chose sand for your run and how is it working out? Thanks for sharing your coop and all the project pictures. It is very beautiful.
Hi Heather, the sand has worked out really well. In the summer it stayed dry, and it was easy to clean out with a kitty litter scooper, but now that it's winter here in seattle, it's damp and not lovely to clean, so we just let it go. the chicken poop seems to just disappear into it, I just rake it around every once in awhile to keep it from getting hard. So our plan is to shovel out the sand in the spring and get some fresh sand for the year. I'm thinking of adding some of the dirty sand to the garden beds along with compost...
the best thing about my coop though is the poop board I put under the roost - I just take a dust pan and scoop the droppings up once or twice a week and sprinkle fresh shavings on it to keep the poop from sticking. It works like a charm and keeps the bedding on the floor of the coop really pretty clean - I'll change that out maybe once a month - I found some rubber boot trays and cut one down so I have two of them in there, I just pull them out and dump the old bedding in the compost, slide them back in and add fresh bedding. SO easy.
Thanks for the information, Pam!