Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hen House Extreme Make-over - part 2

"What is all that ruckus out there?!" demanded Ms Frizz. "Thumping .... banging ... shaking our house! I declare!"

"Well, my dear", said Agatha, "I can see that the sky looks clear, now that we have a window to see out of, so it's probably not a tornado coming. I did overhear the missus say, if mister would do anything to please her, she would have him build a yard for us to get outside. You know, something like the one built for cousins Gertrude and Maude and Clara.

"Of course it won't be that fancy, cuz mister will use some material on hand. (I heard it being said he is so tight he squeaks, but missus says he is very frugal and wise) Look thru the crack and see if you can tell what is going on out there behind us", suggested Lila.

"Why, I do think we are going to have a yard!" cackled Agatha.

As usual, Agatha was right. And we are making as safe a yard as possible with wire buried a foot deep.....

....and netting over the top so no critters can get in .....

Don't they look happy? I know they are.

My husband deserves a special thank you for his hard work! I will be planting comfrey along the pen for them to pic at and eat. They love it and it is full of vitamins. There are a couple more things to be done to complete the "make-over" so watch for the follow-up. Thanks for stopping by!

4 comments:

Rose said...

Loved the commentary by the "inhabitants" of the hen house!!

Tina. said...

Awesome job! Looks wonderful and I can see why they like it! Should be nice and safe for them. I love sitting out watching the chickens in the yard (and right now have a handy seat with the tree still laying there!). I have Friday's post already to go as well as Saturdays scheduled so you will have to stop by to see the pics!

Tina. said...

P.s. love the new colors! Very spring and summery!

Amy ~ 12 Acres said...

Your chooks look very happy in their new yard. Nice job! I love your Delawares.