The Grumble Coop

That’s what I named it because the whole time Jim was assembling it, he GRUMBLED! (He cussed a little too.) Basically any pre-fab chicken coop is not going to measure up to his exacting standards. He really wanted to build a nice coop for Daisy, but the boy is tasked up the wazoo and frankly I didn’t want to keep a chicken in my living room until 2016.  Although I did my research to find a nice house for my sweet chicken, I have to admit that it is a far cry from the palace he built in 2011 for Rosie, Daisy & Violet.

Go here to see that work of art!

The House That Jim Built

Well, I think this little coop is very cute and functional and Jim can just “scratch his mad place”.

I was going to attempt construction myself until I unloaded all the parts!

I was going to attempt construction myself until I unloaded all the parts!

I was ordered to stay out of his way, but I did find something constructive to do while I watched the assembly.  He wouldn’t even let me take any pictures of him building it!

I put all the parts in order by letter and number.  I'm sure this was a tremendous help.

I put all the parts in order by letter and number. I’m sure this was a tremendous help.

Almost finished!

Almost finished!

Voila!

Voila!

See!  It’s adorable right?  Jim is going to reinforce a few things, and we need to make the ladder easier for her to climb but otherwise it’s a fine place for Daisy to sleep and hang out in when we’re not home.  She spent her first night in here last night and although she has a little roost inside the loft, she prefers to sleep in the nest box.  Leave it to my smart chicken to find a better way to get her ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZs.

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I always wondered why chickens hung on to a perch all night with their feet when they could just snuggle into a nest box instead.

Rowdy likes them too!

Rowdy likes it too!

I checked. She didn’t lay an egg. 😦

I’ll share some photos of two sweet kids who have lived next door for almost two months.  Christian and Adeline have been my little tenants in the Pink House and they are leaving on a new adventure this week.

Daisy, meet your neighbors.

Daisy, meet your neighbors.

Their dad is in the Air Force and the family is in transition while he trains for a new assignment. Their mom Jennifer stayed behind with the kids to finish a masters degree.  Whew! I’m tired just THINKING  about that!

Buster has learned how to hide when he's not in the mood for company.

Buster has learned how to hide when he’s not in the mood for company.

It’s been fun having them next door, but I must admit I’m excited to have my Pink House to play in this weekend.  I have a few small improvements to make inside and I’ll make sure to show updated pictures when I’m through.

Stay cool!

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