29 April 2010

Chickens, Part Three

So The Girls are getting huge and are needing their new home soon.

We do think that at least two of The Girls are probably The Boys. The Barred Rocks above are the biggest of the flock and have a suspiciously proprietorial attitude when we clean the bedding or change the water or food. It’s still too early to tell for sure but we are keeping our eye on them.

JD has made some great progress on their new digs - which they will definitely need before we leave for Colorado in three weeks.

All that’s left is to cut and attach the roof panels, bury and attach the fencing and add a few more panels and a door to the house.

I think JD will be glad to be done with this project. The weather is trying to get a little more spring like with the lilacs and apple trees blooming away:

and there are lots of projects that need attention including our vegetable garden plans (containers on the deck or a fenced area with boxes, we aren’t sure yet), finishing the inside of the garage, and a dozen other maintenance projects like fencing repairs, trimming the goats’ and llama’s hooves, mowing the pasture, etc.

Happy Spring to everyone!


  1. The chickens and coop are coming along very nicely! I researched in my town and it requires a $200 permit to raise poultry animals. So I guess our eggs will be coming from the farmers market. I'll just sit back and read about your chicken-ey adventures instead.

  2. Great looking chicken coop! It looks like a luxury condo for your pullets. And your apple blossom photo is beautiful! Our apples were just about to bloom here in Colorado, but this morning we woke up to two inches of snow, so we'll have to wait and see if they bloom after all.

  3. What a gorgeous coop-to-be! Someday, my chicks and gals will live the luxurious life. For now, they get what they get!

  4. Thanks for everyone's comments and kind words. I'll post more photos as it comes along. I'm trying to figure out how we should paint it and I'm thinking I'll incorporate the coat of arms of Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot which is a giant chicken:

  5. Kate! Where are you?!
    Miss you!
    Come back!

  6. I swear I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. Just teetering around the forehead a little. Our vacation was a little hectic but I promise to return! Thanks for the reminder.


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