Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Welcome to the OC . . . .

Welcome to the less frequent continuation of Three Chicks A day.
Without the whiteness.
We'll show the coop and run take their final form, the chickens doing chicken stuff in their 'natural' setting, and maybe some foodie stuff when the eggs start popping out.
Just some nice laid back chicken blogging, without the ridiculous commitment of daily photo sessions and entries.

So this is the Coop. The run isn't complete, so I'll just focus on the coop itself.

Cedar exterior, with a translucent fiberglass roof.

Egg door.

Here you can see the vent window.

Plywood interior--door mounted nest box (still to be roofed) and perch.

Screened and fenced vents with plexiglass windows for the winter.

The windows stay closed with magnets.

Look at the floor . . .

whoa, it opens up . . .

this will be the standard open chicken hatch position. Oh man, I should have stamped 4815162342 on hatch door . . .

Ramp view of the chicken hatch, with the under coop hooks for the feeder and waterer.

And of course, a picture of the girls--Noodle Soup, Salad Sandwich & Pot Pie running towards their new home.