Monday, June 29, 2009

Grand Opening


Welcome to Casa de Pollo!
It's done, the coop is officially open for guests of the feathered variety. We had a bluebird weekend and made the final big push to get construction finished. We had stalled some due to weather and busy schedules. This weekend we pulled out all the stops, proving once again that my husband and I make quite a team.


So chick chicks, what do you think of your new accommodations? Oh happy chickens indeed. I have to say, after long days, sore muscles, and my shoulders burnt to a warm red glow (I was on my way to put on sun screen at one point and must have been interrupted), I sat back as evening was coming on and admired our handy work. I really am quite pleased and proud of this little hen house.

Yes, that's a little window box you see there, ready for some cheery flowers. My man has managed to dissuade me from sewing curtains for the window, up till now...but I may not be able to help myself.


Hmmm...what's this, a curious cat? Wondering perhaps if chicken is on the menu.


Nope. Kona, the Buddha cat, would rather nap. Fran however, is keeping an eye on him just in case.

After dark, the chicks all cozy in their house, my man and I sat down to enjoy the summer night and the satisfaction of a job well done. We brought out the guitar and made up a little tune about our coop adventure. We call it Chicken Folk.

I hope you all enjoyed the nickle tour, thanks for stopping by.

8 comments:

Fledgling said...

Holy guacamole!

How cool is that poultry palace? That l'hotel d'oeuf? That palazzo de piuma?

Congratulations! I bet those eggs taste WONDERFUL. That must be such a joyful task to collect warm eggs from the coop. And just to gaze upon that perky red shed and listen to clucking and scratching? Heaven.

Have fun, fun, fun!!!

-N.

d/iowa said...

OMG it is awesome!

is there anything you CAN'T do????

i love it!!!

Mare said...

Hen House?!? Heck! I wanna live there! Move over little chicks! That is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Mom L said...

What a beautiful chick home! Wow - you two really did an outstanding job. Questions - do the chicks have a tiny fireplace to keep them warm in the winter? Do their little individual bedrooms have queen or king sized beds? Do they have a table where they eat their grain? TV? Just curious.

Nancy in Atlanta

MelanyTN said...

Wow! How cute is that?! I love it. Great job. You will have the happiest chickies on the block.

Claire said...

Look at that! Way to go! Those are pampered chickens. YOu remind me that I still have to paint my coop (and have been trying to do so since last year!). Great job and the hens must be thrilled. I particularly love the flower box.

lifeshighway said...

That is without a doubt the most beautiful chicken house I have ever seen. And having grown up in the country, that is saying a lot.

Dana said...

Beautious! Congrats.

xoxo

Dana