Monday, 28 January 2013

New Coop Day!!!

It took an absolute age to paint, but it was worth it.  I am super stoked with it.

The coop was built by Andrew Fuller.  He has a working farm in Gloucestershire, U.K and also builds the most amazing summerhouses/playhouses and now coops, in his 200 year old barn.  He is a really nice chap and his houses are top quality.  He will happily try and meet any requests.  This was his first chicken coop and chimney!

Yesterday, I introduced my ladies to their new home.

At bedtime I had to gather them all from the determined queue they had made outside the rabbit hutch, which has been relocated to the spot vacated by their old coop.
The ladies, well, they prefer their old coop.  Mabel is convinced I've locked her in the chicken version of Alcatraz and Bridie isn't talking to me.

 They just stood around and stared and absolutely nobody wanted to be first on a perch.

...but, just before lights out, Violet was brave.  Hurrah!

I'm sure they'll soon love it and enjoy living there, but today, I have no idea where Mabel laid her egg...!

Night, night ladies, sleep tight x


Wednesday, 16 January 2013

One step forward...

...quite a few back!

The coop has arrived. It is as brilliant as I hoped it was going to be.

I collected it on Saturday, and started painting it straight away, eager for the ladies to move in to their new home.  

Sunday dawned and with it, an unpleasant stomach bug.  It's now Wednesday and painting is still on hold.  This is one nasty virus.

It is very frustrating.