a tour of the coop with Ivar









Today the chickens got all settled into their new coop. But before we brought them outside, Ivar got to play a bit while his dad worked on a perch for the birds. That box sticking out on the side will be divided into three nesting boxes, and we'll lift the lid to get our eggs. The little square door on the other side is the chicken run that has a ramp leading to the great outdoors. The screens are for cross ventilation, and the front doors swing open so we can change the food and water (and the bedding every so often).

Rory made up his own plans and figured every part out as he went along. He blows my mind. Sometimes I rub my eyeballs with both fists and scratch my head and think I did marry a computer guy, right? So who is this guy?

The chickens are out there now and they love their new place. And after today I'm pretty sure the next item on the 'to build' list is a playhouse for Ivar with lots of doors and windows.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! Cutest coop ever! I can TOTALLY see Ivar's playhouse in the near-distant future! What a fun place!
-Josie

margaret harrington said...

Grandpa Paul says you can bet on that! good luck keeping Ivar out of there! it's awesome!

margaret harrington said...

Grandpa Paul says you can bet on that! good luck keeping Ivar out of there! it's awesome!

sarah in the woods said...

Awesome coop. I love the red and white.

Nancy Holte said...

I'm glad you added that part about Ivar's playhouse because I was gonna say . . . the boy needs a play house! Super cool coup although I suspect it looks a little different with the chickens in it. :)