Last night dh dug up in front of the coop where the addition will be for my silkies.I hired the young man next door to help because dh is on the road most of the week (truck driver) he didn`t come yesterday or today,and the rest of the week it is going to rain so probably this is all that will get done this week.I`m one of those peaple that wants something done right away don`t like waiting.It will be nice to have all the chickens in one coop.Will keep pictures comming as things get done,it may be all summer.lol Thats suppose to say starting the addition not staring
So a little impatient are we...LOL...So is the new addition going to be for silkies only and, just what color of silkies do you have at this point? Also are you planing on getting more silkies,and if so what colors. Yes I want to know everything your doing and planning...LOL...Hay
It's always exciting to see others build and plan their new coop's and flocks...Yes pic's will be expected. Your Hubbie must be a great guy...
Oh yes Tilley was helping dig holes.Yes the new additon is for silkies only.Its not going to be that big,If I had the money it would be as big as the big girl coop 16x8.I have white,black,blue,and partridge color silkies.Would like some splash.Hay I had some red silkies a couple years ago,I did not like the color and they turned out to be roosters so they found new homes.I have a couple peaple that want to buy silkies from me but I don`t have enough to sell right now.I have four girls,two roosters and the six babies.I wish the other girls would go broody so I could order some splash eggs from ebay.And yes Hay my hubbie is a great guy when it comes to building me coops and runs,He keeps saying no more coops or runs right?And I say right and I do mean it at the time.
Talk about being impatient, I have been here every day, just waiting for progress. Come on already...LOL...
Your husband is a truck driver, but I must say I'm impressed with his carpentry skills. I wished I knew more about carpentry, I get by but there is so much more I would like to learn...Your coops are really nice and attractive. I'm glad my chickens don't care about their coops, when it comes to looks...That lady in Tennessee, I can't remember her name, she built herself a very attractive coop also. Sheeesh, I almost asked her if she could teach me how she did it...Hay
It has rained everyday and the young man I hired was suppose to come and start building the frame in the garage but has not showed up or called.DH has not been home expexting him today.Calling for showers today and tomorow,I don`t like to have him work on sundays so no progress this week.
YEA!!!!!!!!! He showed up today and the weather was nice while he was here(thunder and lightning and rain now)We could have got a lot done if we had had the material,but got it all level and the floor frame is built and in the garage,he said he would be here at 9 Monday and we would go get materials.Going to make the new part taller so I can use the french doors that I bought second hand from my sister.Will let lots of sun in in the winter to warm it up in the coop.Tony is a good carpenter and very fast.Will post pictures as he gets things done,I am so excited.I know my silkies are to I can just tell.lol
DH built poop boards under the roosts,I clean them off everyday and it cuts down on the smell and hummidity in the winter when they are closed up.Who woulda believed that they poop all night long while they sleep
I have two runs,this one was built last year and the one on the other side is smaller and was buit three years ago when we built the big coop.This way I can change off and they will have green grass most of the summer.Thats a potatoe barrel in the corner ith plastic over it and they do use it to lay eggs in.
This shows the run on the big coop,the little one will used for storage,its a back breaker because I can`t stank up in there so I am so glad that everyone will be in one coop soon.It was a playhouse that dh built for the grandkids
Now thats what I'm talking about...Love the pic's, great pic with hubby and the girls supervising...LOL...everything is so green, no pun intended. Lush green and chickens runing around on it...It doesn't get any better than that...
None of the pictures were taken this year,our grass just started growing a few days ago with all the rain we had,Yes I mow all summer long.These pictures are only out back of my house,it takes me about three hours to do all the mowing and weed wacking.And yes to the riding lawm mower.My big coop will hold 20 to 30 chickens and the silkie coop has 6 babies and two rooster and four hens.I`m going to count tonight when I go out and close them up and they are all on the roosts how many big girls I have. I counted and there are 29 in the big coop, BO`s,2 faverolles,sex links, 2 EE`s 1 frizzle rooster,one barred rock hen that stays in a seperate pen with the little frizzle rooster cause the big orp rooster hates her but frizzle loves her.
This is the garage that we built 5 years ago there was a big barn there but was all rotted out.And the pool that we bought second hand 16 years ago and I keep thinking every year this will be the last year for it but it makes it through the rough winters,there was a wooden fence around it but every year some rots and has to thrown away,now it has none as the last of it got thrown away a week ago.I did have to buy a skimmer for it this year but will not put any big amount of money into it as its so old.
These are the french doors that will go into the west end of the coop for the sunshine in the winter to help warm it up.Got a good deal my sister took them out of her house.Hay this is dh`s bike,I know you have a bike thought you woud enjoy looking at it,had many good trips on this bike years ago,but both of us are to big now for double riding on it.DH bought this new many years ago.Just got it back from getting some work done on it,it wouldn`t stay running,it does work a little better but I`m sure its from lack of use and old.
I think all the snow you get up north must be partly responsible for all the beautiful trees and grass.
Do you ever wonder why Arizona is so hot and barren, yet no more south than I am in the panhandle of Texas? This world is a rather odd place. Arizona heat is sometimes 120 degrees. Here our all time high is probably 110, and that is very rare. Why the big difference?
It gets so cold in the north I often wonder how the plants survive, yet they are much more lush than here. Must be the moisture of the snow and the hardiness of the plants there. The trees don't seem to mind the cold at all.
The realization that wildlife thrives in Canada with 30 degrees below zero temperatures just floors me.
Green, your pictures are beautiful! I just looked at them twice, some three times... Can't get enuf of 'em!
A couple questions... Inside your hen house, do your chickens really roost up that high?? Wow!
Also, what breed are the chickens shown that are "helping" your husband? I think you said the one is a Buff Orp (in the center) but what are the other two?
I really like your daffodils, too (or jonquils, depending on what you call them up there.) They're gorgeous! Goodness, not even buds on your trees yet, that I can see. Here in Tulsa we have a big ol' elm tree beside our house, it's fully leafed out and is shading my garden patches too much. Will have to cut lots of branches back again this summer, I can tell now. But I still envy you that beautiful landscape and scenery, with the hills behind you! So beautiful!
I don`t have a veg.garden not enough time to take care of it by the time I do everything else.I will take pictures of my gardens when IT STOPS RAINING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My carpenter did not show up today either,could have got a lot done in the garage like buiding the sides and front .called him but still no show.The coop that we are adding onto is not level so dh had to jack up the back with handy mans,it was level when he buit it but has settled over the years.I am so tired of rain.Got some silkie eggs comming tomorow for my broody sikie,blues blacks and cuckoo,hope there is lots of cuckoo,she said her silkies are all in togather so I don`t know what I`ll get.A dozen for 15.00 not bad and they don`t have to be in the mail system. Forgot to tell you what breed of chickens those are Laz,tow golden comets(the red ones) and an easter egger.
Those golden comets are both so pertty. I didn't realize there would be such a difference in their coloration.
Well, people on this forum like to dance... and the Indians used to do dances for rain... Maybe someone could do a "STOP THE RAIN dance!" For your sake, I do hope it stops raining soon. Too much is just too much!! I also hope that carpenter will start being more dependable. What's with him, anyway? Does he have other jobs that pay more that he's working on? Maybe he's doing alot of jobs, and doing everybody the same way he's doing you! Just keeps everybody hanging on! That can get irritating! (Big sigh!)