Monday, April 19, 2010

Slightly better than "Why did the chicken cross the road?"

Why does a chicken coop have only two doors? Because if it had four, it would be a chicken sedan!

Lucky for us, our property came fully equipped with a base model chicken coop. Its structural safety is slightly questionable at 80+/- years old, but it will suffice until we get the ladies some more permanent digs. We had to clean it out, wash down the walls with bleach, replace some missing window panes, install lights and outlets, and mend some giant holes in the floorboards where animals had broken through.

That was about a month ago already. You can tell by how clean and fluffy the bedding is compared to now.

We penned the ladies in a third of the available space to keep them cozy and buy us time while we finished organizing and wiring the coop (which is still left to be done...). They looked highly confounded about their more open surroundings for the first 10 minutes then immediately starting sparring for pecking order. Give them an inch, they'll trample all over each other...

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