Blue Sky Farm

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January 3, 2009

Cute one Room Studio * furnished*

With dry, sunny & cold weather ,
We spent the better part of the day working on the Hen House Project.
Let me give you a tour of the interior. Stepping inside you can notice the decor is inviting and warmly done in rustic country. The interior walls with designer knot holes are of pine plywood untouched naturally in earth tones. The Natural daytime lighting comes from the warm sunshine and the late evenings in crisp calming moonlight. These "girls" will enjoy the southern exposure shelf for longer hours of laying or a quick escape from "Mr. Rooster" when they have that occasional "headache" the top of a short 4 foot reproduction Navajo Kiva ladder to reach their nests. The dry golden yellow straw is waiting in the garage to carpet inside their dwelling. During the cold winter nights the heat lamp furnace will be sufficient for the 4x8 ft construction. The ceiling is an off white colored fiberglass sheeting. A extra large wicker basket will make a comfy nesting accomodation to be shared by more than one hen and Clay has donated a favorite retired box for another. I plan to paint the outside when the weather warms up. We have to install the roosting pole and cut out the little entry door below the window yet and eventually build the outside fenced yard for protection against those pesky hawks & coyotes who may think they are at a "fast food joint". With just a few last minute decorating items the studio will be habitable for an early occupancy if our "chicken nanny" contacts me to come get the darlings! Now tell me what would be more suitable for few laying hens and a rooster?


Charlie's Parents said...

When can I move in?

Berte said...

Oh my gosh! I love it, love it, love it!!My little biddies are now 3 weeks old and I can't wait for their house to be finished. We ended up having someone build it for us because we don't have the time or the know-how. Your wicker basket is pure charm. I can't wait to see pictures of your chickens in there.
RiverBend Farm

Anonymous said...

I love the hen hotel! The palace is beautiful in itself but what I love most is your description of it. Well done, farmgirl!!!