Sunday, June 7, 2009

Coop Move-in Day!

Today Farmer Rick finished the main coop, and got it ready for move-in!

He brought over Avelino, the head rooster, a Gold Laced Polish, for a quality control inspection.

Avelino is named after a young budding rock guitarist that accompanied his foster mom to pick up the Rhode Island Red roosters we did not order. They are some nice folks I met through Freecycle. I could instantly see the hair style resemblance and decided the name was perfect.

After passing inspection, we moved the rest of the flock over. While the bedding was fresh, I put up my feet so the chickens could feel safe while exploring their new home.

Here's the feeding and watering station.

FR whipped up this roost before sunset, and Zena is checking it out.

Now we can celebrate having our bathroom back. Here's to finishing the first phase of the coop! And guess what we're using for the toast...

...none other than Rex-Goliath, the Giant 47 Pound Rooster Chardonnay!


EarthNSky said...

I know you were past ready for this!
Rick did a great job!

Dana and Daisy said...

the wine is so funny! The coop looks great! I bet you are so glad to have your bathroom back and the chickens look happy too! Is that a sun bathing deck you're adding on just outside for them, lol!

good job! it all looks great!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Looks great! What is the framework on the ground outside? Love the wine bottle. Cheers!

flowerweaver said...

The framework on the ground outside is the foundation of the next phase of the coop, which will include rooster apartments and breeding pens.

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