Monday, October 13, 2008
At last: a proper chicken door
Oh, yeah. I know how it is. You guys have been talking behind my back. I can feel it. You're saying things like:
"Sure, Danni's finally got her chicken coop done and that dang chicken run is, at long last, completely finished....but did you know those poor chickens of hers are risking life and limb getting back and forth between the two?"
"That's right! They don't even have a proper CHICKEN DOOR!"
"Why, I heard that, for months now, she has been shooing them back and forth with a small, green garden rake!"
Well, you all can just stop right there.
Just like my girls eventually received a proper place to lay an egg, they can now enter and exit their stunning coop with style and safety!
But...all kidding aside, this may not seem monumental to most of you, but, to us, it is huge. Our build-it-ourselves chicken housing project has been going on since February and we are damn glad to be done with it.
As usual, there was a lot of discussion over exactly where this wee door should be placed, but we eventually agreed on here, underneath the window:
Spongebob, our Buff Orpington hen, is quite fond of Jim:
...and she assisted him in every way she could:
A chicken-sized door:
See those cute, little, red tail feathers just disappearing from sight? That's Rose-Uppity, the Rhode Island Red. She was the first one through the new, not yet finished, door:
With a blur of hands and a bit of husbandly magic:
...the door is finished! Sigh. It's beautiful:
I absolutely love it:
...and the girls think it's super cool, too:
There is always a great deal of excitement and chatter about coming through it:
Even Roopert gets a bit worked up, but he doesn't lose his cool:
The morning routine:
This just makes things ever so much easier:
And my days of doing this are now over:
I'll miss that little green rake: