The Chicken Chronicles: Moving Day!

I had it in my head that I would photo document and blog every step of the coop building process and was actually doing pretty well for a while. Then I got tired. And was frantically working on the coop after work and in the morning, and any other spare minute I had. Lesson learned: build the coop before you buy the chickens. Those little suckers grow fast!

That said, today I finished the coop and moved the girls in! I still have some touching up I want to do on the trim (where the screws are, etc), but it’s good enough to live in!

Side View of the Coop
Side View of the Coop
People Door Side
People Door Side

I will be adding some stairs so that it’s easier to get in and out of the coop.

Chicken Door Side
Chicken Door Side
Roost, Nest Box, & Floor
Roost, Nest Box, & Floor

Inside I put a roost and took a tip from a lot of folks online and used linoleum floor. It helps with cleanup and I scored a remnants roll for only $13!

I hand carried Stretch down and she got to be the first chick to be in the coop. Because she’s my favorite.

Stretch Checking Out Her New Home
Stretch Checking Out Her New Home
The Ladies Settling In
The Ladies Settling In

Next up: the run. I bought the lumber for it today and will get to work on it tomorrow after work. I have some time… the chicks have to stay inside the coop for a week or so… that’s how they learn it’s home and “come home to roost” each night.

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