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



  1. OMG that is the most adorable coop EVER!!! Completely worth the time it took to paint it. Your girls are living in serious style:)

    1. Aww, thank you Lynn!xx

      It is now, but in the middle of painting it, I wasn't so sure, lol!

  2. This is such a darling little coop! I can't get over how cute it is. Great painting job; I love the colors you chose! And that heart garland is so perfect :) I totally have to pin this.

  3. Thank you so much!! xx I took so long choosing that green/blue, lol!
    I'm a pin-newbie and have no idea what I'm doing on there, except blundering about! xx

  4. Very cute coop! I shared it on my Google+ Community - Hobby Farms: Growing Food & Families

  5. Very cute, I love the blue and so does Violet, brave girl!

  6. Thanks Amy xx
    Violet is a nosy girl, lol! xx

  7. Okay this is the cutest coop ever. I have to pin this to pinterest on my coop page.

    1. Thank you Elaine xxx
      I've just joined Pinterest, slowly getting the hang off it! :D