Sunday, November 7, 2010

It’s all gone to the Chickens ~ Coop Tour

Finally, a day last week Mr. W and I had a day off together and spent an afternoon winterizing the inside of the coop. I had insulation duty and Hubs worked on cutting and installing the poly board panels. All insulation and panels were ‘slightly imperfects’ and therefore FREE (my favorite!). He also had to cut down the vintage nest boxes ever so slightly due to a slight measuring error in the coop building process (oops). This proved to be a huge pain in his backside {So Sorry!}… but everything worked out fine in the end.

Here are a few of the beautiful occupants to help show you around their newly finished and decorated coop interior. You’ll have to work your way through a few too many chicken pictures in order to see the coop. Everybody wants to be a superstar rock star, ya know!

Opal BusyBody says, “Come on in.. don’t be shy!”

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Sweet Chica

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Loretta ~

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Sappo ~ I may be biased, but he sure is a gorgeous boy.

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Bella

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Shotgun, the resident comic ~

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Now for the Coop Reveal ~

First up, accessories that I’ve been collecting for a while now.

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Special thanks goes to Linda of Prairie Flower Farm for the fabulous Farmers Market curtains. They are perfect! And see that “notes” holder? She made that too! Now I can keep track of the daily egg count and much more. Did you also know that the very talented Linda designs her own line of fabric? Farmers Market is just one of those designs. Thank you again, Linda! My little chicken coop dream has finally come true :)

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The girls caught on to the Nest Box idea the first day. That doesn’t mean we still don’t have the occasional stray egg in the Run (used for a game of chicken soccer) . But, for the most part, the little eggs are laid where they are meant to be laid.

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peek thru screen door

Ruby, observing the activity at the coop, was again totally unimpressed by all this chicken business.

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That’s our tour for today! Thanks for stopping by!

{Haven’t forgotten the Farmgirl Wedding Shower post. Coming soon!}

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53 comments:

Marydon said...

What a snappy little roost for these chickies. Blue eggs?

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Oh My Chicken Goodness! You decorated their home! Too cute! My Chicks will not be seeing this post ~ can not create any jealousy!!! And have I told you just how much I LOVE Ruby!!!

Brenda said...

What wonderful digs! We are up to 10 eggs most days sometimes 11. Number 12 has yet to lay. No curtain in our hen house windows though. I would have to use that fabric in my kitchen somewhere it is too cute. We get 3 blue eggs everyday.

Dog Trot Farm said...

You are a true chicken mama, we must be kindred spirits. This morning (please don't laugh) I actually vacuumed the girl's coop and dusted their "knick knacks". Beautiful photos and I love all your coop accessories, especially the chicken valance! What a great idea to keep a note pad in the hen house, thanks for sharing.

Kent Island Red said...

What BEAUTIES! Gorgeous, every one of them. And their home certainly qualifies for a photo layout in Better(Hen) Homes & Gardens, don't you think?

morningbrayfarm.com said...

Helloooo Ruby! You're a beautiful cutie-patootie. :)

Tammy, you have the most beautiful chicken coop in the world... as well as the most beautiful chickens. :)

Kim said...

Wow, what a snazzy coop. Very lucky chickens to live in such fancy quarters.

Verde Farm said...

Oh how beautiful they all are. I love Sappo-he is quite the hottie. Your coop is so cute. I am ashamed of mine now. You've shown me the light--my coop needs decor-love-pretties. My chickens deserve better than what I'm giving. Your beautiful eggs are precious too-what great colors you are getting. Thanks for the tour my friend :)
Amy ~:>-

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

I'm back ~ had to show Mr Norm ~ give him the scoop on your coop! And of course Ruby! Lovin IT

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

I love it all, but I think my favorite part is that RED screen door. LOVE IT!! And your rooster is fabulous. What breed is he?

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Well now, I love Ruby, but she's wrong ~ that IS impressive! What a beautiful brood and happy henhouse! Loretta reminds me of my favorite Annabelle and Sappo is stunning. Great job!
hugs,
Leslie

Linda Stubbs said...

ADORABLE!!!!! That is what I think! I love it! You have done a fantastic job Tammy. You have been so patient and look what has happened! Love your eggs!!!!!!! Everything is so pretty! Thank you for the tour! Cute cute cute!

Hugs, Linda

Feral Female said...

What lovely birds and coop! Man I miss my green eggs. *Sighs*

Blondee said...

Fantastic coop! Thanks for sharing, and I love your clucky accesories! Very, very cute!!

Sue said...

Love the chicken coop reveal, and those chicks looks so happy, wonder why? Could it be the palace they are living in. What a great job you have done.
Thanks for sharing.
Sue

Manuela@TPOH said...

What a cute coop! Love the curtain and yes, Sappo is gorgeous!

Manuela

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Bella and Shotgun are two beautiful chickens!!!

Did you know that as a kid I was deathly afraid of chickens?

Hope PW's back is better.

And you win the prize for the best chicken coop I have ever seen!!!

edenhills said...

Your chickens are just beautiful, and I am in love with your pretty little house for them.

Teresa

Jackie said...

That's a cute little coop you have there, Tammy! Shotgun looks pretty sassy. I bet it's a load of fun to have those chickens around.

Jackie

Rural Rambler said...

Opal BusyBody! I love her! Seriously that little chicken house is too cute. I believe I would just take a book in there and read and keep company with those little feathered personalities! Thank Heavens for Hubbies that understand us!

Kim said...

A curtain in a coop? How cute! Love Sappo! What kind of chicken is he?

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Love your finished coop with all your special touches! If I were a chicken, I wouldn't mind being cooped up in there! Very snazzy digs! Love your photos! Have a great day!

McVal said...

That is by far the most beautiful chicken coop I've ever seen...
Your chickens must be spoiled rotten!

Down On The Farm said...

That is the cutest chicken coop I have ever seen! Incredible :)!!! Enjoy every second of it!

Jenni said...

Wow, that is such a pretty chicken coop, and I LOVE that red screen door! Your chickens are beautiful, by the way!

I wanted to say thank you for stopping by Beautiful Nest and entering our giveaway! I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

Blessings,
Jenni

~Tonia said...

Wow!! Quite the Coop there! Beautiful chickens that is one of my favorite breeds!

Cheryl said...

Absolutely beautiful coop! They are very lucky little chickens, also very lovely looking chickens!!Sappo is quite the looker! Is Ruby a little jealous? Give the girls a hug from Max and Emily.
~Have a great week~

Rachel said...

Opal reminds me of Phyllis Diller... in the best possible way, of course! :)

Donna said...

Did I see a clock in the coop? Seriously? Your chickens can tell time? Haaaaaaaaa!

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

By goodness they have gotten so big! Poor Ruby - not getting all the attention anymore. What a beautiful coop, I'm sure the girls (and boys) are thrilled.
Staci

Diana said...

Cute!!!

Rural Revival said...

I love it! And the lucky inhabitants? Biased you are not, they are all gorgeous!

~Andrea~

Midlife Mom said...

Beautiful chickens! They sure do look like they have their own special personality. They certainly are living in a wonderful coop, I'm sure they are the envy of all the other chickens in the neighborhood! :o)

Deanna said...

Amazing! Your chickens have it better than some people. They sure are gorgeous. And here I thought my son's chickens lived the Life of Riley. Your coop decorating made my day.

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

Hello from a chicken keeper from North Wales
(UK)
gawd blimey, I am so glad that I dont have to insulate my chicken coops....welsh winters are cold butnot THAT cold

best
john

Janet said...

Your coop looks huge... and wonderful. Loved Ruby's comment. And I agree, Sappo is one good looker. Not being a chicken person, am amazed at the beautiful coloring and variations.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Looks great and the chickens are beautiful.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

The first picture of Opal - hilarious!

Catherine said...

VERY CUTE COOP, i love the curtains and decoration! you must have more eggs as your hens feel relax in a beautiful environement!!!Hugs Catherine

Karen said...

I do believe this is the loveliest chicken coop I've ever seen. It should keep the girls very happy -- lots of eggs for you!

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

I love it! My it is so cute. I need to get to work sprucing mine up after seeing yours~

Country Dreaming said...

Them there chickens sure have a fancy residence
to live in! :) :)


Melinda

Oz Girl said...

OMG Tammy, you crack me up... you decorated the INSIDE of your coop! But I love it... I guess I never thought to do the inside of our coop. I'm afraid our guineas will just get poo on everything, but I guess as long as its halfway up the walls, that won't happen. :)

I LOVE your coop. It's adorable. And the residents aren't too shabby lookin' either. LOL And yes, Sappo IS gorgeous, you're not biased at all!

And I love the red screen door too! :)

Windy Meadows Farm said...

Love that screen door...inspiration! They'll be settled in warm & cozy just in time for the winter snows.

The Preacher's Wife said...

That has to be the best, coolest, homiest, coziest, most lovely, very creative and most awesome chicken coop I've ever seen!

Sandra said...

Are those Aracaunas? The pastel eggs are so beautiful, such soft colors and vivid yolks. Your chickens are living better than a lot of people in this ole world...just like my pups. Ah well. We can't save them all but it still breaks my heart.

Elle Bee said...

I have never seen such a perfect coop!! I think it's utterly fantastic!! You are going to be having some very tasty omelets. :o)

Red Gate Farm said...

The red screen door.... fabulous!! Cannot wait for the farmgirl wedding post!

Chris

Toodie said...

What a great job you two did. Pretty chickens and a fancy coop. Thanks for the tour.

Nezzy said...

Wow, a coop chicken's only dream of! This is fantastic girl and I must admit I'm quite smitten with Mr. Sappo, he's gorgeous!

God bless ya and have a marvelous day sweetie!!!

Jenn said...

I am here from DIY! Love the pictures!!

sufolks said...

Oh MY, Well I've seen it all now: a decorated chicken coop. You kill me.
Suzanne
Window On The Prairie
http://windowontheprairie.com/

Barbara Jean said...

Delightful post, and glad i found you.
thanks for coming by my place.

blessings

barbara jean

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