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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Bonnie and Clydes New House

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Been a long day...but I did manage to get the one thing I wanted to get done today accomplished. I got Bonnie and Clydes house finished. Now this doesnt look like much, but trust me..it is built with messy chickens in mind. It is also a plain old white right now...but I will soon have it looking good with some stenciling or something.

Now first I wanted to point out the thick plexiglass barrier along the bottom half of the enclosure. That my friends is to keep messy chicken feet from kicking pine shavings out everywhere.

Next you will see a sturdy little table made just for their food and water. This is also to prevent shavings and poo from being kicked into them.

The chicken wire is just that, to keep them in.

It has a side door for access to the inside.

Now, looking at these pictures I think I will find some wallpaper and wallpaper the inside of that door and the back side of the inside of their house...that would just be so darn cute!

I also plan on seasonal curtains to close up over the side and front. For winter I will get some nice snow pattern or something like that in a thick material like flannel or fleece. Oh it will be so much fun to change out the curtains! LOL

They both seem very happy and very content with their new living quarters..and that makes me very happy to know that they are happy.

Other than that I didnt get a darn thing done today...I did mill around outside feeding and watering..talking to everybody about this and that.

Its all of ten oclock and I am ready for bed. Boy am I the party animal or what on Saturday night! LOL I have learned you better not party the night away or you will still have to get up with the chickens...and feel like ten miles of bad road...he he...so I opt for a good nights sleep.

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7 comments:

plieck30 said...

I think you got a lot done. I love the way you decorate. What other chicken can say they have curtains? So neat. Paula

geocachelinda66 said...

In my next life, I want to come back as one of your chickens...  Linda

gen0507 said...

Kelly,
I don't see a thing wrong with Bonnie & Clyde's new pen.  It looks better than anything Tony & Colt have built for our chickens.  Matter of fact it looks very professional to me.  The curtains & stenciling.....WOW.  It will be beautiful!  JOB WELL DONE!!!!!

Hollie

Oh, did you find anything out about DSL?

madcobug said...

Looks like a very good job done to me. You are so thoughtful of your chicks. Helen

ally123130585918 said...

Kelly I think you have made a very good job on your chicken house ~ Bonnie and Clyde do look very content ~ love the idea of the curtains and something pretty stenciled on the woodwork ~ Ally x

wwfbison said...

Their new home looks great...they surely look settled in already.  Darn, you are good!  How cute is it going to be when it is decorated??!!  I like the idea of the food & water up...I'm going to have to do something like that in our coop.
hugs,
Lisa

hestiahomeschool said...

They are so cute. I have been begging my husband to let us get a pair of silkie girls (no roosters in the inner city, they would give us away.) Right now he says we have too many animals. silly man.

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