The kids and I started painting it that afternoon.
Next was the making of the "run". This was more difficult than the coop as I had to decide how to put it all together for least amount of effort but maximum security for the chickens ( as I have a dog and a cat that I would not trust with any gaps just yet.) Used old cement reinforcing mesh that I've had for years in the garden, square aviary mesh that was left over from another project, 2 starpickets and the magic of Zip ties. My daughter was helping me but also pretending to be a chicken in this photo.
After this, I had to mesh over the windows of the cubby house (except for the one that opens into the coop, make doors and "Pretty it up"... I've bought some kind of purple flowered shrubby thing, some white agapanthas and put a self watering pot with diantha's under the nesting box. I'm so proud of my little coop, even my husband thinks it looks pretty. The good thing about the Cubby, is that it is a second coop that I can close off from the main run if I need to keep any chooks separate for a while plus is extra shelter/room for the six chickens (yea I know I originally said 4) that I plan to get.
And finally, meet my two ladies; a bantam white Sussex named Vicky (this is my son's) who is quite large for a bantam, and a bitsa - the lady I bought her off said she was an unknown breed but had already started to lay and she looked so pretty that I had to get her. Her name is Minty (my daughters) Go figure kids naming systems out - I can't :)
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