Blue Sky Farm

My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

November 20, 2008

Started the HenHouse





We started building the hen house yesterday. The floor is finished and the first wall frame is done. Hope to finish this by next week. *weather permitting and we have no other projects going*
We are planning to get 6 hens (and a rooster maybe.)

We are building it in the back corner of the garden so we can utilize the area and not have too far to carry or push the manure for fertilizing the garden. The henhouse will be 4x8 with 2 or 3 nesting boxes. The fenced area will be about 6x8. We have a gate planned so we can let them free range in the yard too and put them back in the caged area at night.
I want to plant sunflowers in the front and we will have fun decorating the house when its finished with trim that will match our house. This project is going to take time, but I want it finished by Spring. So here is the start, with pictures to follow as we make progress.

2 comments:

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Hi Cheryl, junebug here! I miss having chickens, maybe again one day? I too bake doggie biscuits, aren't they fun! Enjoyed your blog, I'll be back! Happy Thanksgiving farmgirl!!

Berte said...

Just came across your blog...very good reading. I pick up my chicks on Dec 17 and still have to get my brooders ready. We also want to build a hen house but don't have the plans as yet. Stop by sometime.
Happy Thanksgiving,
RiverBend Farm
Texas