Wednesday, September 11, 2013

We've Got Happy Girls... Again

In the midst of our moving chaos and temps over 100 degrees last weekend the Music Man and I finished the coop addition for the girls.
I am really happy how it turned out and I think the girls like it too. Look how big the pullets are, four months old and in with the big girls since the move.  Betty is a bully but thankfully there is enough room for everyone to get around or away from her. The other girls get along fine and I'm hopeful Betty will come around too.  I get the whole pecking order thing but it's hard to watch sometimes.  All the girls get to enjoy some daily supervised free ranging time.

The wire we used is not chicken wire but instead a really strong gauged stucco wire. The gauge we used is 2 gauges stronger than hardware cloth at half the cost.

I am meeting with a local pipe corral company to see about using panels for Chancies turn out or if I'll use 6 foot horse wire. Either way Chancie will be home very soon and we're looking for a trail horse preferably a rescue to add to our family.  Heck if all goes well I could have a goat and sheep by spring eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! Super excited!


  1. Look at all those progress you guys are making. It's wonderful when things just start falling in to place for you. :)

  2. Awesome! It looks really great. I'm so glad the girls are enjoying their new space. Pullets grow so fast! I can't wait to hear more about this potential goat and sheep! ;)

  3. Hi Jenn,
    Glad to hear things are going well for you! Your cuz in Maryland :-)

  4. Wonderful to see the new coop! I hope you will keep us updated on your progress with your new place!

  5. Awesome coop - those ladies are livin' large now! If you can imagine, it's still raining here. We're over 10" in 72 hours. I'll try and send some your way. But just a little :-)