Saturday, December 20, 2008

Creative, nonetheless


I've been decidedly absent from the blogging world recently, not because I haven't been wanting, needing to draw, but because I've been needing to take care of my recently acquired additions of two little hens. So, if you're a spoiled hen in my household, what do you need? A spiffed out, two-story condo complete with nesting boxes, roosts, and a flower box! I've been tempted to add a sound system but that would be overdoing it, yeah?

The coop will be raised on legs with a little ladder going down to the lower fenced "yard" where they can lounge on grass and sip MaiTais. The roof is removable to make the coop light enough to move around in case the chickens need a change of scenery. As you can see, I have a lot more work to do, including painting and adding trim and of course, the roof. Maybe I'll add a sun roof ... Hmmm ... Whatever I decide, I'm hoping the good life will inspire my hens to lay lots and lots of eggs!

If you want to see pics of the coop in its development and pictures of my hens, check out the coop construction page on Backyard Chickens.

7 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

OK, if I die I want to reincarnate as one of your chickens!!! What a great - and very creative - house for them.

Kate said...

Wow, I love the color Joan! So sunny and pretty and cheerful. I would be inspired to lay eggs if I was living in that hen house!

BTW..I have a very "chilly" picture for you on my blog.

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

You have two little hens!! That is wonderful! I bet they have to be the happiest ad luckiest hens to live in such a beautiful place :o)

Sigrid said...

**Grins** I've seen one of your chicks on your blog a few weeks ago. If your new chickens are as "beautiful" as her, this mansion is very suitable.

DRB said...

Probably the finest chicken coop I've ever seen. My great-grandmother would marvel.

Anonymous said...

Was that made with money for you air fare to Colorado for Christmas? ;)

Kids Crafts said...

Good luck with the icky tech stuff! Lovely hens love to live in. Happy New Year!

Blessy