Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Chicks New Digs

The chicks actually moved into their new home about a month ago.

Kim worked hard and well on the coop and I think it shows.
We debated for a while about where to build it. We knew we could have a cute little coop incorporated into the garden if we chose. We decided to be practical about it and build it near the compost pile for easy access for cleaning. We'll keep the bedding in the coldframe which is also nearby. Which meant the coop would be built onto the back of the garage.

He started with this.























































































































And finally, all finished.


























































Side view - with the door into the nesting boxes.









And the chicks put themselves to bed every night now.



20 comments:

Prairie Chicken... said...

Its a chicken palace! Kim should be proud.. them chickens look lucky.

Katie said...

That is the coolest chicken run I have ever seen! It looks awesome.

Kathleen said...

He did a fantastic job! So professional looking. Those are some lucky chicks to have such a great place to roost/nest/etc. Very sweet that they put themselves to bed now too.

Rosemary said...

The ladies certainly have themselves a palace.They look very happy.

Cher said...

What a great coop! Lucky chickies!

Connie said...

Did Kim design this himself? It is so nice and very creative, and looks great, too! I hope those chicks know how good they've got it. ha.

Dirt Princess said...

Look at ya'll!!! That is awesome! Ya'll Idahoians (sp?) sure know how to build some chicken coops!

Anonymous said...

those chickies better know they have a darn good life.

mmichele

Cynthia said...

Love the pictures for this post! I have been pouring over various ways for housing chickens that I so badly want to get next spring. That is if I can find a way to do so seeing my town considers them to be "livestock" and does not permit them. Don't get me started as it quite frustrates my husband and I.

Megan said...

Pretty fancy digs for the chicks. That's the nicest coop I've seen. It reminds me of my mother in law's old house. There was a lean to atrium shaped much like that, that opened on to the dining room windows. I guess the former residents kept birds in there of some sort, but when she lived there, she used it as a greenhouse. I personally like the bird cage idea better - the more pets, the merrier.

Miss Daisy said...

I am COMPLETELY and UTTERLY impressed. I am always fascinated with people who can build things. My hubby and I have ZERO talent and know-how with such skills. Kudos! It looks fabulous. I bet the hicks are happy campers.

Miss Daisy said...

Haha, I just read that I put "hicks". I bet those "chicks" are happy "hicks". LOL.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

That turned out great! Now I want one :)

MA said...

Lookin' good in the chicken hood! Plus, I love love LOVE the slide show feature on the side bar. Summer is almost over. Wheeeeeee!

Nat said...

ooooh! How spiffy, it sure did turn out great!

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

It's not right that your Kim is so handy !
What the heck do you do with chicks ?
Really...I have no clue.

britney said...

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Terra said...

The chicken coop looks like a chicken palace; tell Kim he did a magnificent job.
The chicks look so cute and cozy in their new digs.

François-Xavier said...

je suis toujours très admiratif devant la facilité qu'ont certaines personnes à réaliser des éléments avec du bois, je suis moi même incapable de faire de telles choses, il faut dire que je n'ai jamais essayé, mais je ne me sens pas assez manuel pour de telles réalisations. Bravo !
François,

Gretchen Niaki said...

I LOVE this!!!!! Thanks for sharing!