A Mother's Day coop! - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-12-2011, 06:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
forestrymom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 1,164
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I've been bugging dh about a chicken coop and he built one for me on Monday (he was going to do it on Sunday, but since I wanted to do some other, more fun, family things, he did it on Monday! And I am picking up 5 8-month old pullets and 10 chicks this coming Monday! He still has to do the nesting boxes and the roost, but the run is done and the coop is all done too! I can't wait for eggs!

forestrymom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-12-2011, 08:45 PM
 
philomom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 9,263
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
What a great gift. joy.gif

I made a makeshift coop the first time from a neighbor's old dog house. It worked okay but it was hard to clean the inside.. the roof was quite heavy. The second time, I finally broke down and bought a coop. Love it. Much better than I could do with my limited carpenter skills.

http://www.bakesbinster.com/photos-of-composters-and-chicken-coops/

I've got the coopdeville one with nest box on the left end.
philomom is offline  
Old 05-13-2011, 04:16 PM
 
crunchymama514's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Missouri
Posts: 35
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

That's wonderful! Would you want to share pics? We are planning to get chickens in the next couple of months and are looking at different coop designs. I can't wait for eggs either! :)


Emily ~ SAHM to E (6), E (4), and M (3). Happily homeschooling and planning a homestead.

crunchymama514 is offline  
Old 05-21-2011, 12:50 PM
 
talia rose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: on the river in so hum, ca
Posts: 1,163
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

i can't think of a better mothers day gift! how exciting. watch out, chickens are addicting!


Talia Rose - mountain mama to Grace and Xack::  h20homebirth.gif :homeschool.gif  goorganic.jpgwhale.gifchicken3.gif

www.organicgrace.com Products Healthier for Humans and Gentler on the Earth
 

talia rose is offline  
Old 06-14-2011, 08:55 AM
 
QueenEsther's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: US
Posts: 123
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

That is great! And yes, I agree that chickens are addicting and the smart ones make for some wonderful pets!


Loving wife to my hubby and mama to our 5 kiddos! homeschool.gifwinner.jpgcd.gifhomebirth.jpg
 

QueenEsther is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off