Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday

P is for Poultry
I know I showed you a lot pictures of the chicks last week so I have given you all a break for a few days.  But it is Alphabe-Thursday time and I just have to use Poultry for my P this week.  I'll start off first showing the Poultry House, I actually call it the hen house, hubs built it last fall.  He has just spent the last two weeks finishing the inside and putting up a run off the back.  The only thing left to do is put in the little doors for the hens to move in and out off.
Pretty fancy digs aren't they?  As you can see hubs built a loft and that is where the hens laying boxes are.  The boxes are in front of a door that we can open from the outside to collect the eggs.  You can see the door for collecting eggs in one of the previous pictures.  Under the ramp is a walkway that will lead to the door that goes out to the run, and the other area under the loft has boards for them to roost on at night.  We are hoping that area with also help them stay warm in the winter.  There is quite a few more square feet in front of this area where we walk through the people door that we can place food and water.  Speaking of people door, it is still just the gray primer, as is the trim.  The trim we are painting white but hubs thinks I should paint the people door the same red as the rest of the hen house.  What is your opinion?  The side that has no windows, is to help keep the hens warmer in the winter.  I am planning on adding a shelf of some sort with some potted plants to dress it up a little.
Day 6.
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Day 8.  The fluffy brown girl toward the center decided to fly out of the rubber maid tub today.  We had to make some changes to that set up.
Day 9.  The tall girl is Esther, she is a Black Jersey Giant and growing like crazy.
P is also for pillow case.  This is the sixth one I have made in the last month.  This one is for my nine year old grandson.  He had particular requests for his so it took me a while to find just the right fabrics.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all go over to Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday to check out what the rest of the participants are sharing this week.  I always learn something new and/or see something really interesting each week.
Jenny Matlock
I have been out in the yard this week catching up on the gardening and I have a lot going on over the next couple of days but I will be back soon!  Enjoy the rest of your week!

28 comments:

Linda said...

Oh I love the Poultry Post! That is some kind of hen house! Wonderful, such sweet babies need a good home. They are so cute, thanks for the updated photos

Pearl Maple said...

Fun poultry post, I grew up on a farm and miss seeing lots of little animals about the yard.

Sarah said...

Those are amazing digs! Lucy little chicks who get to live on your place. Thanks for sharing these sweet photos.

Christy said...

I am envious (and happy for your chickens) of your wonderful "poultry house".

Debbie said...

Oh my they all grow fast, Esther is big though...so cute!

Terra said...

I think I could live there (for a day anyway!)

GardenofDaisies said...

What a lovely little red hen palace! :-) You chicks will be so happy with their 5 star accommodations!
and the pillowcase is great! I made several of those for my kids and my nieces and nephews. So much fun!

Rose said...

Oooooh, what a great house. Heck move over chickens, I want to live there...*wink*. It really is nice!

Viki said...

That is a great little house. I'm sure all the poultry love it.

mrs. c said...

You know how envious I am of your high-rise chicken coop! Hubs did a great job! I would paint the people door red as well! The "skulls" pillowcase turned out so cute....not at all what I thought it would be! Have a wonderful time in the yard, after therapy and dr. visit, I plan to start planting all my new plants!!

Riet said...

What a lovely P for poultry post. Your POultry has a Perfect Pleasant house for themselves.

Tina said...

Great post! It was so nice to get a personal tour and to meet some of your chickies! As to the door, personally I think a contrasting color would be great.

Christy said...

what a great poultry house! i am kinda partial to a contrasting color for the door and window frames--i see lots of fresh eggs in your future...LUCKY!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Chickens are so much fun..we had them around when I was a kid and I loved them..

laterg8r said...

such sweet chicks, love their luxury digs :D

MrsJenB said...

What cute little chickies! And such fancy living quarters! :-) it must be neat to watch them grow, I would imagine.

Such a cool pillowcase, too!

jeff campbell said...

Hey Brenda! Cool post, and pretty snaz poultry digs. Maybe one day we will give it a go here. I know MrsC is keen to have fresh eggs. You take care...Peace and blessings

About Me... said...

What a NICE chicken house...very good floorplan. It looks like it is easy to clean and that is important!
shery j

Jenny said...

Wow, never apologize for a poultry post. I find them fascinating.

This is quite the hen house!

Your husband seems to be an amazing carpenter.

Would it be strange to paint the people door in a checkerboard...black and red? Might be kind of busy but it would be fun and the whole building is a bit whimsical.

Or if you were a good artist you could paint it to look like a KFC sign!

I am always excited to stop here as I journey through Alphabe-Thursday. Your posts just fascinate me!

A+

Deborah Jeans Dandelion House ~ inspired living said...

ps. Great job on your Hen House and run! We have a Little Red Hen House too! Here's the link if you want to take a peak!

http://www.deborahjeansdandelionhouse.com/2010/04/dont-be-chicken-keep-chickens.html

Dandelion Wishes,
Deb~ farmgirl sister # 1199

Jo said...

oh it's just like a little playhouse ... its so cute, i'm sure your birds are going to very happy in their home!

Holly said...

Your hen house makes me swoon!!!! It is so adorable!!! If your hubby has any plans he'd like to sell or point me toward, I too could have a cute hen house like yours!!!!
Have you ever raised chickens before??
I really want to try. I have all their names picked out...that's the hardest part, right???

You're a sweet grandma!!!
Happy Mother's Day Brenda!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Brenda!

What a fabulous hen house! Your husband is a good man!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Anne

Steph said...

Oh those chicks are so precious and that is one amazing hen (poultry) house. Y'all are taking such great care of your feathered friends.

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

This is a wonderful post - what a lucky flock of chickens they are to have such a cute hen-house.

mbkatc230 said...

Fancy digs indeed! I think your poultry house is bigger than our first apartment :) This was such a neat post, I really enjoyed seeing those cute little chicks. And that pillow case is adorable! Kathy

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

I stopped in to see how your babies are doing. I LOVE YOUR COOP! Wow! That's the Taj Mahal of poultry! Those will be some happy hens.

Mary said...

Positively Perfect Poultry House! I'm so loving the chicks :-)