Saturday, June 20, 2009

Chicken Coop II

Almost finished! I just need to add a door, waterproof roof, nesting boxes, and some extra siding. (Okay, maybe I'm only half done...)

Whew! This is hard work! After adding the chicken wire, the chicks got to test out their new home.
I had originally used the basic chicken wire, but decided to return it to Home Depot for the small mesh kind. Allowing wire to overlap on the sides, I feel pretty confident that hungry critters won't be able to poke their paws inside or dig under the coop.
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Teaching Sheba manners right now. She's going to have to learn to get along with 6 fussy hens.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Pooped from the Coop

Today, I dragged out my recycled lumber and started on the coop. I've been researching A-frame coop ideas on the Web. I've always wanted a tractor coop that I could drag around the yard.

Getting started was a little rough. I bent a couple (okay, several) nails, and even broke a hammer! Thankfully we had a spare.
Leaning the frames against each other you can see where this project is going...
Sewing supplies come in handy!
So far so good...
Gotta run to Home Depot for some screws, hinges, and chicken wire. This is fun, but I'm pooped!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Six Chicks!

Well, I've been say'n I was going to do this for months. I FINALLY broke down and picked up some chicks!
Last weekend my neighbor was throwing out lumber! No more excuses. I can now build a coop.
We selected a variety of Longhorn, Buff Orpington, Feather Footed Bantam, etc. The girls named them ---- Chelsea, Cleopatra, Charlotte, Luna, Jessie, and Penelope.
For the time being, they'll hole up in the dog crate.
Only 1 day old...
No Barbarilla, this is NOT your dinner.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Banana Fries

Here's a cool treat. Peel and slice a green banana in half. Take each half and slice again into quarters.
Deep fry in vegetable oil, or peanut oil.
Salt and serve! These have the same texture as homemade french fries. While deep frying, you'll notice a sweet smell. They taste almost like french fries, except a little sweeter. Great salted and dipped in ketchup!