My poor chicken coop was looking pretty sad. Not that it has ever been a jewel. When we moved here, it was a 3 sided ‘loafing’ shed on its last legs. We shored it up and enclosed the front, added a sliding door to the run on the side, and a window for ventilation. It may be coon-proof, but it certainly isn’t snake-proof. It’s not the best looking thing you’ve ever seen, but it worked for us for several years until we built a secondary coop. The front, as you can see, has clear corrugated material on the front to allow light in. The egg sign was one that I designed and painted when I was selling my extra eggs at a local farmer’s market. After reading several blogs and posts about painting structures and pretty coops, yesterday I grabbed some leftover red barn paint and some white trim paint.
In about 2 hours, here are the results below! Cost to me was pretty much nada, since I already had a lot of leftover paint on the shelf. Not bad, ya think?
Below you can see the little sliding door. I painted a little ‘X’ on the door to match the front door somewhat. I really like it. You can see little Dolly Banty and our Old English Gamebird/Silkie cross checking it out.
Moe Banty says, “I love it!”
Happy farming! ‘Til next time….
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