After our broilers, ahem--"depart"-- I will spend some time tidying up their run and finishing the exterior painting in there. We hope to turn that into a fancy "bachelor pad" for our future rooster. The broilers are getting so big, and they like to peck my feet and while I usually wear my boots into the run for that reason, I'm vain and I don't want paint on my new boots... so until then they have to live with ugly primer patches as their backdrop... well, and then I guess they won't live with anything after that (bu-dum-ching). Anyway. The main parts of the coop got their finishing touches... we have some stools inside until we get their roosts properly built and we've put in the nesting boxes (repurposed milk crates), but nobody's ready to start laying yet.
We wanted the boys to be involved in the decor... so this is how it turned out... I'm quite pleased!
Handprint Chicks... a sweet reminder of how small their hands were when we started this chicken farm! Notice the green feet on one chick-- that's my middle boy's handprint and his chicken PeeWee is identifiable by her green legs! This was a must for his handprint chick!
My youngest went a little crazy with the brown paint-- which completely frustrated my oldest and more OCD child... so it had to become part of the picture! A tree and a little coop next to it!
Coop Sweet Coop.