Monday, May 01, 2006

COOP-erative Process!

This weekend, The Husband and I went to a coop building workshop put on by our new favorite feathered friend league, The CLUCK. What better way to build a coop than in a chicken-lover's yard, with recycled and found materials, surrounded and being helped by other industrious urban chickeners? I'll tell you-- there IS no better way! A few weeks ago, Tim, one of the founders of The CLUCK, found two tiny "treehouses" sitting out by the dumpster at a local bar. After inquiring, he learned that they used to belong to the sign for the bar when it used to be called "Mike's Treehouse". He saw the potential, as I think many of us chicken keepers do, for a beautiful coop out of what was once trash...


Before...

After a little bit of tweaking, adding some nestboxes, a roost, and lifting it up off the ground, we had two FABULOUS new coops! One is an adorable little adobe house, "Mi Casa de Pollos" and living with Chickenlady Lynn, and one is my (as of yet) unnamed farmhouse.

After!!!
Front View

Side View with egg collection door!

The other bonus of being involved in the Cooperative League of Urban Chicken Knowledge? Networking. Not only did we get a lovely coop out of our day, we also got a great day of discussion with other chickeners AND a line on a couple of pullets that need a new home!!! At the workshop, we met Hank, who happens to have eyes bigger than his yard and went a little overboard at the feedstore! He's been raising two americauna chicks who are now about 4 weeks old, and is going to give them to us!!! We're getting them next weekend, so I just have one thing to say.... The Husband better get to work on that run!!!!!

The ladies are coming, friends, the ladies are coming...............

5 Comments:

Blogger Melissa said...

What fabulous coops! Those will be the best-housed chickies in all the USA, I am sure! I can't wait to read your post when you get your own chickens . . .

10:42 AM  
Blogger KFarmer said...

WOW! Am surely luvin those groovey coops- What a wonderful idea and how thrifty was that? Luvin it, just luvin it. Your little nest is filling out quite nicely :)

11:42 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

I love it!!! I want one!!!

2:44 PM  
Blogger squire said...

I just love it. Great looking coop.

8:23 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

That Coop is adorable!!

8:37 PM  

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