Thursday, June 7, 2012

A New House on the Block

Okay first off let's establish that these are some spoiled chickens or I am a spoiled wife or both or my husband has gone insane. Any old ways in this continuing journey into chickendom I have decided I hate the coop behind the garage I have known this for a while. I mean it is a great space and all but unless the chickens were out in the yard I could not see them whatsoever. I want to SEE them. Enjoy them. They are more pet and hobby than anything else and I want to enjoy watching them and I hated going behind there at night if it was dark. So I mentioned this issue to the fore mentioned insane husband, driven there of course by his wacko crazy chicken loving wife.

So I heard the words....
"Honey get what makes you happy."

Uh-Uh what?

"Just don't make me build anything else!!"

Okay babe.

So this is what I ordered.
Ain't it the cutest?

It is perfect and took only 45 minutes to put together. The little house has a roost for them and two laying boxes out back. The perfect height for Q to check for eggs.


It is only where they sleep at night and in the morning I let them out to munch and scratch below. The space is small so they come out into the yard for their morning work and then they head over to their old coop to spend the day and in the early evening we let them out to come back to the yard and they take themselves right into the little house for the evenings. I can see them in there and I enjoy this so much better. Of course hubby already has plans to extend the run on the bottom so they have more space. He is insane but he knows how to make a chicken happy and a crazy chicken wife too.

I love how it matches the swing set. This weekend it is getting a good coating of weather sealer but we don't get summer rains and in the fall hubs will put a little awning over it .


Linking to:
Delightful Order
Share Your Cup Thursday
Feathered Nest Friday
Common Ground
Show and Tell Friday
The Charm of Home
Simple Home Life
Passion Parade Friday
Funky Junk Interiors
Met Monday

34 comments:

Ginger Zuck said...

Elaine, it is so adoreable even without the chicks!! It's so you. I know there are some really happy chicks there!

Dina said...

Adorable!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love it, what a great chicken coop. Looks perfect in the yard. Hugs, Marty

Diane Writes said...

Hi Elaine! You just have the perfect home. I love everything.

Suzan said...

What a great house for the chicks. It looks so cute in your back yard. What fun!
Suzan
Ladybug Cottage

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Wow - that looks very cool!

Molly said...

That is truly an adorable chicken coop! I agree, what is the fun if you can't see them! I hope those chickens realize they are quite lucky!

Stacey said...

I love it! Those chickens live in luxury!!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Lois' Laughlines said...

THat is just the cutest thing. It looks like a playhouse for the chickens.

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

This is WAY cool! If you don't stop I am going to be getting me some chickens and I don't think they are allowed where we live in our small town. That is just too darn cute! Perfect for your yard!

Comeca Jones said...

Gosh keep your fingers crossed for me i so want frizzles!!!

Kris said...

Well how perfect is that!!!!!!! Your husband sounds SO much like mine!!!!
We are lucky chicken ladies!!!!
XO Kris

The Farmer's Daughter said...

What a great coop! I've been looking for one to build--only maybe a little larger. I Must show this to hubby!

Ms. Redo said...

That is awesome!!! You must be one happy chicken mama, so glad you can see more of your babies now! Hugs ~ Mary

Diana said...

That looks so good!! Where did you order it from?

My "chicken renewal" plans got totally derailed by having to care for our 3 and 4 yr old grandchildren for beginning the day we got back from Florida while their mother (our oldest) deals with a housing crisis -- so no new coop yet, and no new chickens either.

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Elaine!

Oh I am SO jealous! I have been coveting all these cute chicken coops in blogland for over a year. There is NO WAY we can have chickens in our "full of rules and regulations" gated community.

I want to move just so I can have chickens and a little goat or two... or maybe a pony?

I came to visit via Jann's Share A Cup Thursday party, where I shared about my own little garden friends.

xoxo Bunny Jean

Kerin said...

Perfect!

What a cute little coop, and it works great in your city yard :)

Yippee!!

nancy said...

Cute, and fast! We used mostly recycled stuff to build ours, but it takes a while to gather the materials sadly...

Terri said...

I'd want to be able to see my chickens, too. They are certainly spoiled. Can't think of any other chickens with two homes!

Magazine Your Home said...

What a wonderful home for your ladies! That is the cutest coop, I know they and you must be so happy!

Kathleen Grace said...

GET. OUT! I love it! It's a toss up who is more spoiled you or the chickens. Really Elaine, this is a lovely coop. What chick wouldn't want to live there?

Magazine Your Home said...

Oh I forgot to tell you Elaine, I just ordered more babies, two blue Cochins, two light Brahmas and a white crested black Polish rooster to go with my 4 hens I just got at the chicken auction. I'm so excited about them! We chicken people are a curious bunch aren't we? It's too much fun!

It's All Connected said...

You coop is the same as mine but quite a bit bigger! It looks really cute in the garden. ~ Maureen

Annette T. said...

OH Elaine, that is so nice. I've seen some at the local feed store, but not like this one. You have to share where you got this.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I am so excited! This is just the cutest coop ever! Everything looks great. A happy home!
Blessings,
Susie

Cozy Little House said...

You have the luckiest chickens in the world! I want some, but you have to have a special permit here.
Brenda

Cindy said...

You are truly one lucky lady who found herself a good man.
That is an adorable coop!
Hugs, Cindy

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

It's perfect!! We are thinking about getting chickens... But I'm still too chicken to commit!
<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
Wildly Original Round Up party is open!

Dixie said...

You're right! that's one fine chicken coop... my hubby hates when I mention chickens... except when it's time to eat fresh eggs... so did the new coop improve the egg laying?

have a wonderful weekend. Dixie

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

That is the cutest! You chose well! When I saw it I thought of my daughter's spoiled rabbit and how he would love something like it!
My neighbor was raising chickens and selling eggs and every so often they whole group would meander over to our yard...I loved it! They had some real colorful ones and they just looked so cute wandering my back yard.

Jann Olson said...

Elaine, this is so darn cute! Looks like you found the perfect solution to make you, hubby, and the chickens happy. I have wanted chickens for a while, but just not sure where I could put them. You are tempting me girl. Thanks for sharing this cute coop with Share Your Cup!
Hugs,
Jann

myric andreasen said...

It took only 45 minutes to put it together!? And it is nicely matched with the swing set! So cute!
I would love for you to share this at link party I am having now :) Hope to see you there!

Myric

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I'm newly a chicken owner, but I already am hooked on watching the ladies! They are such fun to have around.

Sherry said...

How cute Elaine! I just love it! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

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