Sunday, August 10, 2008

It is done.



As you can see the coop is finished. Yahoooo! Daddy Dude has done an awesome job. It has both a top and bottom area. Daddy put in a nest box and roost in the top with a cool ramp for them to go down to root around in the fresh air downstairs. Also has a shingled roof.
After deciding to cut the flight feathers on the girls (hey we just had to check out our chicken wrangling skills) we put them in their new home. The chicken lady(the person that we got them from) said that it wasn't necessary for us to trim their wings since they are older/larger and unable to get over the fence but I didn't want to take any chances when I let them out. They will spend the next few weeks in the coop until they become accustomed to their new surroundings then freedom rings and they get to go "free range" during the day. As you can see the nest is empty. We will be placing a glass egg or a golf ball in the nest to help give them the idea. They have a lot of paying up to do for all the hard work that went into their new chicken pad! Chicky(Oprah) and Icky(Harriet) now have a place to lay their beaks.

2 comments:

The Joys of having Boys said...

Wow, that is not a coop that is a condo!! Man, for that type of pad they better lay some great tasting eggs. I can't wait to hear about the first batch.

Laura said...

Can't wait to hear more about chickens.
I've thought having chickens would be a good idea- but I wouldn't know the first thing about taking care of them.
The Coop looks great! I love you painted it red.(instead of just leaving it natural.) It looks adorable.