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green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 3, 2011
1:03 PM

Post #8537269

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

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porkpal
Richmond, TX

May 3, 2011
1:06 PM

Post #8537272

I see the 4-legged foreman is on the job.
Haystack
Ferndale, WA

May 3, 2011
2:37 PM

Post #8537455

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...
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 3, 2011
3:40 PM

Post #8537598

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.
Haystack
Ferndale, WA

May 3, 2011
4:45 PM

Post #8537740

To funny, operative words (at the Time)...LOL
Light_for_Jesus

(Zone 6b)

May 3, 2011
8:08 PM

Post #8538276

Congratulations Green, it's lovely. :) I'm happy for you.
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 4, 2011
7:23 AM

Post #8539000

You coops are so nice! Can't wait to see the progress.
Haystack
Ferndale, WA

May 6, 2011
10:28 AM

Post #8543891

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
porkpal
Richmond, TX

May 6, 2011
10:45 AM

Post #8543914

ZZ is no slouch at coop-building either!
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 6, 2011
11:01 AM

Post #8543943

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.
Haystack
Ferndale, WA

May 6, 2011
4:04 PM

Post #8544427

I agree, hubby does deserve some down time...That hired hand, hmmm, just not sure about him...We can wait!!! Argggg...Hay
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 7, 2011
5:26 AM

Post #8545262

Yes I can wait because dh could have said no to more building.lol
Haystack
Ferndale, WA

May 7, 2011
9:03 AM

Post #8545645

Porkpal I totally agree about ZZ's, but that lady is not a slouch about anything...she comes up with some of the greatest ideas, and I just shake my head...

She also has a knack for names that makes me envious. The clod of dirt for pasty butt, and on and on...Hay
porkpal
Richmond, TX

May 7, 2011
9:50 AM

Post #8545711

Indeed! We have some valuable human resources here!
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 7, 2011
2:44 PM

Post #8546188

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

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porkpal
Richmond, TX

May 7, 2011
4:41 PM

Post #8546387

Ah yes, the ever helpful Tilly supervises again!
sylvi74
East Bethel, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 7, 2011
5:20 PM

Post #8546469

Hi Green,
That looks great! Would you be willing to share some more pictures of the coops and runs? I am looking for ideas for mine.
Thanks!
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 8, 2011
2:47 AM

Post #8547102

I love sharing my pictures,here is the big coop and the little one that my silkies are in now.

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green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 8, 2011
2:48 AM

Post #8547103

inside nesting boxes and feed bin

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green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 8, 2011
2:50 AM

Post #8547105

other side of coop, roosts

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green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 8, 2011
2:56 AM

Post #8547109

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

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green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 8, 2011
3:04 AM

Post #8547114

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.

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green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 8, 2011
3:13 AM

Post #8547122

I have a space when I walk into the coop for my feed and then I have this door that goes into the where the chickens are

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green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 8, 2011
3:18 AM

Post #8547126

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

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green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 8, 2011
3:26 AM

Post #8547133

DH always has lots of help from the girls when he makes anything inside the coop

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green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 8, 2011
3:28 AM

Post #8547143

You can see all the runs here,the one attached to the small coop is the silkie run

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Haystack
Ferndale, WA

May 8, 2011
10:18 AM

Post #8547718

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...
catmad
Pelzer, SC
(Zone 7b)

May 8, 2011
10:45 AM

Post #8547749

May I come be one of your chickens, please?
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 8, 2011
3:03 PM

Post #8548054

Yes you can do you want to live wth the silkies or the buff orpintons?
ZZsBabiez
Lodi, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 8, 2011
3:44 PM

Post #8548135

Wow! If I had that amazing set up, I'd have a gazillion chickens! Very nice!

Thank you for the kind words Porkpal & Hay.. :)
Light_for_Jesus

(Zone 6b)

May 8, 2011
4:02 PM

Post #8548185

It's so beautiful! Do you mow grass all summer long? Sure looks like you must have a riding lawnmower. Everything is so clean and tidy looking, and gorgeous. You are a number one chicken mama Green.

The run, does it have chicken wire on the top?

I'm sure Zz would have gazillion chickens. Hope you get blessed with the desires in your heart Zz, and soon too.
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 8, 2011
5:01 PM

Post #8548284

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.

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terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 9, 2011
6:10 AM

Post #8549296

I always lover looking at your photos. Everything looks magazine photo ready =D! Lots of hard work I'm sure, but happy work, too!
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 9, 2011
6:22 AM

Post #8549319

I took these a few minutes ago,this is comming out my door off my porch,looking out across the far lawn

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green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 9, 2011
6:23 AM

Post #8549324

Going up the walkway and the photo hound that loves to have her picture taken

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green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 9, 2011
6:27 AM

Post #8549331

Going up the walkway and looking to the left is the coops and runs,you can see we have no leaves on the trees yet and its still cold her.

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green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 9, 2011
6:29 AM

Post #8549336

This is turning into my driveway,my home.I am so blessed to have a home and coops and just the shear beauty of the land.

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green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 9, 2011
6:34 AM

Post #8549347

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.

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green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 9, 2011
6:40 AM

Post #8549356

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.

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green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 9, 2011
6:42 AM

Post #8549367

This is the floor that statred Sat.waiting for my hired help to show up to go get supplies,he was suppose to be here at 9 and its almost 10.

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Light_for_Jesus

(Zone 6b)

May 9, 2011
7:37 AM

Post #8549470

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.

This is an amazing world.

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terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 9, 2011
7:41 AM

Post #8549484

Thanks for sharing the photos! Your property is lovely! I, too, feel blessed to be able to live out in a rural area!
ZZsBabiez
Lodi, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 9, 2011
7:17 PM

Post #8551150

I love the photos too. So green, so beautiful!! Where is your garden???
Lazarpl
Tulsa, OK

May 9, 2011
8:05 PM

Post #8551248

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!
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 10, 2011
1:52 PM

Post #8552706

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.

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Lazarpl
Tulsa, OK

May 10, 2011
7:47 PM

Post #8553632

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!)
MissJestr
Kingman, AZ
(Zone 7a)

May 10, 2011
8:26 PM

Post #8553714

Very nice... I love it...
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 11, 2011
3:38 AM

Post #8554020

No other jobs thats why I thought this would mover along quickly
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 12, 2011
2:45 AM

Post #8557013

Still no carpenter,dh will have friday and Sat to work on it.Buy Sat. is called for rain again.When we get started again I`ll start a new thread with just pictures of the progress.
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 12, 2011
2:27 PM

Post #8558466

This is one of my flower beds behind the house,its all daffodils right now.I have fenceing up to keep the chickens out when I let them free range.

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AnnieBBB

(Zone 5b)

May 12, 2011
7:04 PM

Post #8559063

It's beautiful, God's country! The chicken runs are awesome!
Lazarpl
Tulsa, OK

May 12, 2011
9:01 PM

Post #8559339

Oh, what gorgeous daffodils!! Those represent lots of work getting them planted! How long have you had them, long enough for them to multiply and spread themselves??
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

May 13, 2011
4:20 AM

Post #8559613

I`m guessing 20 years or more,its hard to remember I have so many gardens.
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 13, 2011
11:12 AM

Post #8560438

I can almost smell them!
sylvi74
East Bethel, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 2, 2011
9:48 AM

Post #8667957

Thank you for all the pictures! What a beautiful place you have!

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