Monday, March 2, 2020

My Country Chicken Coop

Hello Everyone!

Sorry, I have been sick. 
I caught that crud that was going around.
And it put me down.
A big thank you for all of those that commented
at my last posting.
And I will get to your blog soon!

I made 2 chicken coops, one in 12th scale
and the other in half scale.
I gave the half scale to my sister because
she wanted that.
I am so pleased that she loves it and I
will show you hers at the next posting.

Wanted to show you a 12th scale 
Chicken Coop that I made for myself.
This is the first real project that I have
ever made in this type of scale.

I do have to buy some more chickens along with some
other things though!
It is a dirty chicken coop!
Some of the grey and white paint has weathered
away leaving some bare wood spots.
Window moldings are long gone rotted away.
But this is home to some happy chickens!

A little garden of watermelons and cabbages await
the owner to take them indoors. 
I made the cabbages, they were not easy.
Did not make the watermelons - bought them 
at a cheap price. 

This little chicken is playing with a basket.
Yes, chickens like to play!
What else will he tear up, I wonder?

I made the bucket but these chickens eat everything!
Will put more food inside for them, once it is all 

See, I am so surprised that the bucket was not
turned over and the contents were on the ground.

Here is one side and I have some 
tools here. 
This is the only place the owner has
to store these.
I hope they do not rust!

The door hardly ever closes anymore.

The coop was becoming loose so the owner had
to add some wet cement so that the coop would
not tear away from the base.

In the back I placed a white bicycle.
This is the perfect place to put this bike at!
The owner rides it once in a while. 

The roof used to be just a plain metal color but the 
weather has played its tole on it. 
It now has soot and some rust on it.

Shingles have fell off of the other roof. 
It is now down to just the plywood so the owner
not wanting it to look tooo bad, dabbed on what
paint she had lying around and she did this 
years ago!!!

The other side of the coop is the chicken house
I took one door and split it in half and cut
a little slit in each door to be used as a means of
pushing the doors open, not caring if the 
slits matched up or not.
I wanted to be able to see fully in here.
I put a track over the door and under the
door so the doors would slide freely.
Gee, perhaps I should think about a lock
here in case someone tries to steal some 
eggs from my hens?

I hope you can see in here.
I do love the look.

There is the ladder that goes down
to the play level.
The paint is bad and peeling here

There is a chicken playing in a tire. 
However the owner has to rescue him cause
he always gets his feet stuck!!

He is still waiting!
I hope the owner comes soon.

Here is a bad window area with just chicken wire
in it since the window no longer exists.
This is above the nesting box.

Just inside the front door, I made 2 inside food
holders from straws.
See how messy those chickens are!
Yuck - who cleans that mess up!
Am hoping you can see the nail.
The nail goes up and down and I use it to keep
the door closed at night so the chickens do not
get out.
And then in the morning I turn the nail down so
the door opens. 
This is how our chicken coop was!
Because our door was hanging off of the hinges!

We never knew that chickens liked to play so
we never had any things in there for them to
play with.
Also our chicken coop was not this fancy.

See the nail down.

Here is the ladder and the swing.

More light in this image.

The owner was so tired after dragging this
pound of Hen Feed that she just left it

I made the coop so that the roof comes
off in case I want to put something else
in there or hang plants from the rafters.

Here is the nesting box.
Ooo the owners better get out here fast and 
get those eggs!

I still have a few things yet to make or to buy.
The chickens need a water bucket among
other things.

I hope you liked looking at my coop!
Thank you for visiting!!