What I'm Loving
This week I am sharing our chicken coop love. Now keep in mind that while the basic building is finished there are a few little details I haven't worked on yet. Specifically, the Best Little Hen House in Texas sign for the coop and the Welcome to the Chicken Ranch sign for the gate. The chickens don't care but I have to trick it out a little.
|Partially made, my varagesale saw horses put to good use|
In the beginning there was wood and my husband saw that most of the wood was free (reclaimed pallets) and he said 'this is good...for a chicken coop.' So he began building a frame and used the basic design of his deer stands from our land in East Texas.
I can't take credit for the building. My chief job was holding stuff while he cut and screwed things together. I played the role of wood shop apprentice.
|Ready for customization|
When we move the pieces to the chicken area and assembled it, my part started. First up is chicken coop color design. For this I turned to "The Kid" who said "green is dad's and your favorite and pink is mine." Hard to argue with logic like that! So I bought the paint and waited...because God had foreseen to replenish the drought ridden lakes, all in two months.
|Legs and painting begin|
I took the opportunity of a dry day to paint the body. I added a little flair to the green by throwing in some blue. If this thing is going to look like an Easter Egg we may as well go all out. And then...I waited for another dry day.
|Pink and Green, the kiddo picked|
And God saw that the chicken coop needed to be done so the chicks could move in so he created a sunny day and I painted the trim pink. (Last night we added a shingle roof and by we, I mean hubs, but I didn't get a picture because I was busy taking chicken video.)
|The chicks in their new home|
This is their first day out of the coop. They were in heaven.
These are the 7 babies we got last week that aren't yet ready for the big chick coop. Yes, we now have 23 chicks. I can't wait for eggs! I swear I had no idea how funny chickens were or how lovable. There is a chance that some of the littlest ones are roosters since the Silkies only come in straight runs. (That means you get what you get) as opposed to pullets (hens)
Okay so what are you loving and pinning this week?