Thursday, March 26, 2009

Safe and Sound

All day yesterday I worked on the chicken pen covering panels with chicken wire and hauling logs to lay along the bottom edge. Then bright and early this morning Pat helped me clip the wing feathers on each chicken so it would not fly over the fence. As we finished up with each chicken we tossed it into the new pen.
I am pleased with the amount of space they will have for now but hope to make a second pen, on the other side of their house, at a later day.
Once we had all the wing feathers trimmed it was time for a small door to be made on the side of the house. On the inside there is a panel that slides back and forth so this small door can be closed at night.
Yesterday, while I was working with the fence, Elizabeth gathered grass for the egg boxes.
Now everything is finally finished with the chicken house and pen; and we are looking forward to having all the eggs in one place!

4 comments:

Pat aka Posh said...

You did a great job Patty.. it all looks so good.
Hope you saved those feathers for compost in your garden.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

We are shoring up our chicken pen and coop too. Soon soon baby chicks will be living there.

Ann said...

Wow, what a great chicken pen and house. Elizabeth did a good job on the nests, too. Those eggs will be so much easier(not to mention safer) to gather now.

Texas Mom said...

Wow, great job. Now you'll have a more accurate count of eggs too.

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