Thursday, April 21, 2011

Preparing the Coop

Hi there.  It's been a while.  Spring has sprung here at the Riddle Ranch and we have answered to it by spending most of our days outside, trying to hack into ten years of overgrowth and the explosion of this year's new shoots, suckers, and weeds.  But today, we focus on the chickens.  While I wait for my husband and oldest child to come back from town with supplies to finish the coop, I decided to take a moment to guzzle some water and visit with y'all.

To use what we already have and keep expenses down, we are repurposing this old tack shed into our chickens' new home, sweet home.

Ideally (and someday), we will provide the hens with an egg-mobile, but for now, this will have to do.  And really, the accommodations are quite luxurious.  If you are a hen.

This new coop will come complete with easy access,

solar lighting,

local, fine dining,

and a state-of-the-art cooling and air-purifying system.

It will soon include plenty of room for a restful night of roosting, and that perfect nesting box for when ya just gotta lay an egg.  Not to mention an extremely spacious and safe run to scratch, flap wings, and get a good exercise in.  We can't forget that lovely, dry patch of dirt, ideal for when you have the itch for a good, cleansing dirt bath.

I hear the truck coming up the road.  Time to finish the coop!

I"m sharing this at Gratituesday & Farm Girl Friday.


  1. those trees in the first picture are amazing!
    Chickens should be happy,loving the lighting.

  2. Oh, that looks so nice I want to live there! Beautiful photos, by the way.

  3. Oh this looks so nice. Love the great pictures. I am so very glad that I found your blog and look forward to reading more of your posts!!

  4. Our new peeps are in the shed. Somehow it seems more like spring to have baby chicks again!

  5. How wonderful! As someone who will eventually be doing the same sort of thing, I look forward to seeing what happens next.

    Found you from Verde Farm. :)

  6. Love your photos and your coop! Especially the one with the lantern! Thanks for your entry today!

  7. The solar light what a great idea. My father in law eventually ran electricity out to ours but this idea would have been handy.

  8. You've certainly sold me on what a great little coop it is. Lovely pictures.

  9. ohh great combo! lanthern and coop!!!


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