Girls got to ride in a big truck!
While the lil' red hen and big red rooster worked, the lil' chick played
Lil' chick thought big roo's magnetic glove was purty cool!
Dates were spent working on the shed-turn-coop
This lil' chick loves power tools as much as her momma hen!
Borrowed a hole auger from a cousin and got working on the fence
Hard working helpers
He was very determined to get that lump of dirt dug up.
...the fresh egg
How do you ever get any work done when the hens always want to visit?
Picking up the new layers...
We ended up with 1 week old Columbian Plymouth Rock Cross chicks. They short changed us 1 chick, 1 chick had a crooked neck and there were 3 roosters out of the 35 hens. Not too impressed and will hopefully not have to order from them again.
Rosie hatched 1 chick...a little purebred Brahma
I made a make shift shade play place for them... much too hot outside!
Cool old door my man scored and is serving as the gate between
Silly rooster likes the nest
Before the divider, the broody hen Rosie is in the dog crate.
How the girls take water and scraps out to the chickens and also pick beer bottles.
Washing off the tin for the roof of the coop
The new divided pens
Best part about working at a brothers... you get to have little visits inbetween while you drink some root beer.
My man! I had to keep reminding him "it's only a coop, not a house!"
Working well into the evening, fighting off the swarms of mosquitoes... not much fun
Even our Dad's got into it. My Dad with the roofing, Gregg's with the dividing of the pen.
Look at this beautiful shed! We could move in!
The over hang provides some shade and a sheltered place for the feed etc.
Thanks honey for all your work... it's wonderful and all the lil' hens love it ~ poultry and human!