When my brother in law and his family moved house a few years ago they decided that their dog should also have a abode, and it's old kennel has been slowly decaying in my parents in law's wood pile ever since.
Richard was none to enthusiastic about having chickens again. Some how, last time around, we ended up with too many or too many in too small a space. We started off with four chickens, then got given a rooster and three of his off-spring - one of which turned out also to be a rooster. This was a father/son relationship with issues!! After the usual dog and fox attacks we were then forced to kill all our birds, out of precaution, due the 'bird flu' epidemic in europe.
So when I suggested to Richard that it would be a fun project for him and the boys to turn the kennel into a wee chicken coop, for two chickens only, he reluctantly agreed.
|working together they get the job done|
|a nesting box was added, new roof covering and a front door|
I had intended to paint it dark red with a few details in white, but after pricing the paint, which came to approximately 60€, I decided otherwise. And as Richi rightly pointed out, he used only old bits of wood and wire that we had lying around and so to
waste spend money on new paint would be a shame. Turns out I rather like it in it's present state, blends in nicely with the surroundings, so with a bit of luck, fantastic Mr Fox might not notice it!
This morning, MORE SNOW, when will it end?
Rémi chose the names. Tricot is the french word for knitting. Do you name your chickens?
Joining in with Linda for Creative Friday
Have a great weekend.