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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Finishing up the coop

Looky, looky, what came in the mail Friday...... Oh, is it not glorious.
It's a brand new, nice and shiny 6 hole nesting box system for my chicken coop. It was made by none other than the farm man from over at Life on a Southern Farm. I can not tell you how happy this little beauty has made me. I have wanted one ever since I first read about them. I love their blog and I love that they make these on their farm. The quality is amazing and I urge you to check them out!!
Oh, and the farm lady also makes soap. Look what she stuck in the box with my nesting box. It's her clean linen fragrance and it smells sooooo goooood. You can't really see it but the soap has a chicken on it. I don't think I will ever be able to use it, it's so pretty. Thank you so much.
Now down to the nitty gritty. Here is my hard working man putting the siding on my chicken coop. He did a great job.
My hard working little man helping to put siding on the new chicken coop. He is learning a lot with all of these farm projects. I just hope he still wants to do them on his own farm one day.:)
Here the girls and boys are checking out their new spread. They were not sure about all of this.
Here's that amazing nesting box in her permanent home. I hope our girls love this little gadget as much as I do.
This is the new roost area. Lord willing this will be enough room for all of my many chickens.
And the almost fisnished coop. I still need to put chicken wire on the front and then some white lattice. We don't have to worry about predators (other than my chicken eating dog, that's a whole other story) so we probably wont put a door on. I would like to add flower boxes to either side and a garden flag. It will be really pretty eventually.
This is what the two beauties did while all of this building was going on.
They got two of our cars sparkling clean inside and out. They haven't been this clean since probably last summer. They look so good. Thank you girls!!Well, I am off now to get us all packed up to head down to the Coast for a couple of days.

I am also going to link this post up to the barn hop, tomorrow. I am really loving all of the posts from the barn hop. It's fun to see what others are doing on their homesteads.Photobucket


Jamie said...

Hi there,I am hopping over from the Homstead BArn Hop.It is so nice to find other Homeschoolers that are learning to Homestead as well.We homeschool our son and raise lots of chickens.We have been busy with 2 incubators full of Silkies and we just sold lots of them yesterday.COme on over and check us out.

Anonymous said...

I love your coop! And thank you so much for the order and posting about the nest box!

You all did wonderful job on the coop.
(the clean car look great too, good job..beauties)
Thanks again
Have a great day.

Deborah Jean said...

Great job on the chicken coop! I love the red siding idea too! We have a Red Hen House for our girls...
I popped over from the Barn Hop today but I don't have a post up for todays hop yet... come see us sometime... we are a homeschoolng family too with backyard chickens, and a Corgi!

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

I love those nesting boxes and the red metal siding for your hen house! You're going to be so happy with it when spring comes each year and you want to power wash your coop! If I lived where it was warmer, I'd go with that option, too! Be sure to let us see the final pictures when you're done - I'm looking forward to seeing it.

Thanks for linking to the Barn Hop!

Backwoods Cottage Pam said...

I like that laying box and the hen house. Nice job, I do enjoy my chickens. I stopped on over from the Barn Hop.

Cary Ann said...

Your chicken house is looking great! I know they will enjoy it. I love your new laying boxes ! He does a great job building them. Hope you have a great time on your trip.

Anonymous said...

I would love to have 'no predators' so my chickens could roam freely!

Thanks for sharing :-)

Boho Farm and Home said...

How great! You are finishing up the coop...I love the new addition of laying boxes. Looks great!
I am barn hopping today!

His bondservant said...

Love the coop! You guys are doing a great job there putting on the finishing touches. Love the color red on the sides...my absolute favorite color! God bless! jackie

Our Cedar Cottage said...

That is a super-cute and simple coop. Thank you for sharing the link for the nesting box. The Homestead Revival Barn Hop is so great! That's how I found you.

Nancy M. said...

Your coop is so cute! We have too many predators here, so ours has to be enclosed. I love those nesting boxes, so glad y'all were able to get them!

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

Wow! That is turning into one beautiful coop! And I love, love, LOVE, those nest boxes. What a wonderful home your chickens will have. And what a blessing to have kids that will clean a car like that for you. You have such a beautiful family. And I can't wait to see the finished coop!

Chas said...

What a great looking coop! :)