Articles from Brian

Combination Garden Shed/Hen House, designed and built by Brian McPartland, 2007. Here is my combo shed/coop. It is 18 feet long in total. The shed portion is 6x8', and the coop portion is 8x10'. I wanted an internal shed area for feed storage, as well as a handful of tools for the neighboring garden. It was completed on 1-16-08, and chicks will be arriving approximately 2-1-08: all 25 of them (I hope). See additional page for pictures of chicks. The 2x6 pressure treated foundation joists...
Original watercolor paintings are available for purchase. These are usually 15x22" in size, look nice mounted in a 20x24" frame. Custom sized paintings may be requested. Paintings may be securely shipped in a mailing tube, and make an excellent gift for the chicken lover in your family. These are loose, vibrant, whimsical paintings, and I will not do specific bird portraits. This size painting would cost you $65. Simply describe the pose, and let me know if you'd like the dominant colors to...
Day One: 2-1-08 Today the chicks arrived. All 25 of them. So, here they are: 7 Rhode Island Red, 6 Delaware, 5 Black Australorp, 3 Ameraucana, 2 Buff Orpington, and 2 Plymouth Barred Rock. They were hatched on 1-29-08, so here they are at 3 days old. Brian Here they are at Day 10: Four Weeks Old Now. I found homes for 9, and have settled on keeping 16: 4 Rhode Island Red, 4 Delaware, 4 Black Australorp, 2 Ameraucana, 1 Buff Orpington, and 1 Plymouth Barred Rock. Seven Weeks Old (3-18-08):...
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