It’s been about six months since we built our lovely little coop, and so, of course, I was starting to get a bit fidgety to make some changes.
First, let’s look at how it was:
Baby Eloise checks out her digs.
Same chicken, checking it out! She has such an eye for design.
It was time for a new sign, since every time we put the chickens away it feels like we’re putting them in jail. Might as well make it official. I am the chicken warden, thank you.
A little oilcloth bunting can make even going to jail cheerful.
The roost box even got a makeover:
Eloise (again!) hangs out in her old bedroom….the curtains, made from dishcloths, were cute, but didn’t hold up to chicken poop very nicely.
Hello, oilcloth! Not only did the box get new curtains, I lined the back wall of it (which tends to get covered in a lot of poop) with an oil cloth sheet to make cleaning easier.
The inside of the coop also got some fun new decor:
Am I the only one who thinks a cast-iron skillet makes a great food dish? Too heavy for them to flip over, and kind of adorable!
I bought this pretty tin sign since it looks like Millie posed for the painting….and yes, sometimes I make flower arrangements for my birds. What.
We’re trying a galvanized bucket out as a nesting box. If they take to it, it will be a lot easier to clean than the wooden ones we were using (that they wanted nothing to do with). The girls seem to really like fresh herbs to nest in….a few rose petals might make it more enticing. We’ll see.
That’s all the chicken insanity I have to air out for the moment. Happy Friday, everyone!
Tagged: bunting, cast iron skillet, chicken coop, chicken poop, coop decor, diy, food dish, handmade signs, oil cloth, oilcloth, pennants