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."
"Just don't make me build anything else!!"
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 .
Here's our coop.