While much of the United States has been suffering under the effects of disastrous weather, we here Northern Utah have been enjoying an unfairly beautiful Indian Summer.
As the weather was so nice, my father took a break from other wood crafting projects (including those quilt racks) to make me a chicken coop. No, “Chicken Castle,” as my mother calls it. Husband suggests “Leghorn Lodge.”
Dad and Mom drove here from Colorado to deliver it, arriving late Thursday. We had to get up very early and unload the components in the dark to have it assembled before school hours.
It is a wonder!
I love it. It is made entirely from scraps and leftovers, lovingly and carefully crafted into a sturdy and attractive home for our chickens.
So many nice features…
Nesting boxes and a south facing window for light and passive solar heat.
properly screened, so they can have air conditioning in the warmer months.
A safe, cleated ramp.
And a custom door handle.
We will have a nicer run ready in the next few days, but the chickens are content with exploring their new home. Mrs. Winners laid an egg this afternoon. I guess that means they like it!
We will paint it soon, but in the meantime it is already beautiful to me. Thanks so my Mom and Dad for the build and the effort to make the trip.