Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Winter coop, phase 1 - completed!

Hurrah, hurrah!

So exciting - I finally moved the first flock into the barn yesterday after many long weeks of renos and it went super well!

The banties are settling in nicely, everyone's calm and adapting beautifully to their new surroundings - mind you, the weather's been so cold and wet lately that their summer coop was getting miserably cold, damp and way too small so this is a big upgrade for them.

They're afraid of the sandbox that's under the pallet, how funny is that?

"Dude, what the hell is this stuff?"

"Dunno, it's probably poisonous - don't touch it!"

And then they go and dust bathe in the woodchip bedding...


What do you think of their new winter digs?

I also moved the babies into their temp quarters, they're in the lower condo with the red light - this is my corner for breaking broodies, storing food and bedding, special needs or sick birds, etc:


Now I just have to finish painting and setting up the space for my two other flocks (sleeping quarters, sandbox, nesting boxes, perches, food, water, etc) and then everyone will be in one cozy place for the long cold winter!

I hope they won't miss the acres of green grass and warm sunshine too much... :-/

Are you guys all ready for winter?

8 comments:

JeanMarie said...

Awesome chicken digs! Hoping you're WRONG about the "long cold winter", though!

Anke said...

Looks great! They should be very happy in their winter digs...

prin said...

Yey!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Nice digs!!!!
Winter? yeah bring it on. ha ha.

Ms. Q said...

Love the new chickie digs. They have the best chickie mama ever!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Awesome, you did a great job. Looks like they will be happy and warm all winter long.

Hopeful said...

happy chickens, i'm sure! nice set up and looking great. glad i found your blog - i have recently got my coop built and love to read about what others are doing. have a great weekend!

Janean said...

swanky!!!!

yeah, dude, watch out for that sand. it appeared all of a sudden so it could be.....quicksand! *wink*