Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Coop Upgrade!

I have been hinting rather strongly to my sweety that my chickens need a laying box attached to their coop! The old (clean) litter box was O.K., but I wanted room for two chickens to lay if the urge came at the same time! He started by cutting the sides.

Here it is starting to come together.

I took the plywood side off the coop and removed the wire. Then I cut two entry holes into the plywood.

Adding a little extra bracing.

The plywood back on the coop with the holes cut for entering the laying box.
Attaching the laying box to the coop.

Checking out the egg access door. We will add tarpaper and shingles to the roof. I also need to Kilz and paint it. I can't wait to get it finished! The girls are already using it! They have given it a wing up!

Ya'll Come Back,



  1. Aren't husband sweet..how they will do anything for us?! I love that your chickens gave it the "wing-up"...very cute! It's fun being your friend...thanks :D

  2. Sounds like there are some happy hens in the hen house today! How sweet of your hubby to make the box for you! Hope you made him a nice omlet with the first eggs from it ;)Hugs, Loretta

  3. Hey there! Nice coop addition indeed. I need to get a better laying box situation going for my poor girls. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Hey, I need to borrow your husband for a bit...think he will concede to finishing some stuff up on my Hub's Honey Do List?

    Darn it.

  5. Wow! That is going to be an awesome coop! I hope my girls don't see these pictures... *grin*


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