"Servin Time Saloon" is our themed chicken coop using a play on words with servin time, as in servin (chicken) for supper, and made to look like a saloon, as in servin drinks. Not much to describe as far as constuction. Just a 12 x 12 box. Original structure did not have a floor in it so my first batch of chickens, that were just freed from their tub and put in the coop, only lasted a week before what we suspect was a raccoon stole or ate every last one of them (hence the raccoon holding the population sign!) . So my dear dad got to work on making the coop more secure and more comfortable (he is a retired builder lucky for me and dear hubby- who can't drive a nail much less build a chicken coop!).
A plywood floor was added that is painted with the skid free paint for porches/decks, an automatic door put in (dear dad put a curfew sign on the inside of their door- all for their own good of course just like for our kids!!). Dad had an old ceiling fan laying around their house (his hoarding has come in handy and my mother is thrilled some of the stuff is leaving her house finally!!) so he painted the blades to match the coop.
Next he built a 4 level roost that is hanging on chains right now because the chicks are too young for it, but it will be lowered soon. 4 nesting boxes were made by putting dividers in 2 dresser drawers (again, another "leftover" from dad's house). He also built a cabinet under them to store my feed and supplies.
Dad made a ramp that looks like a highway and cut windows and used plastic piping tubes so it looks like prison bars (picture not taken of it yer due to window being closed because of the cold)
Dear hubby made the yard using old powerline poles with chicken wire stretched and stapled to them. To secure it to the ground he laid old strips of tin on the ground with 2x4's nailed on top of it, then he piled big mounds of dirt on top of that so nothing can dig under it.
Started off with 14 baby's in my new batch, 6 have died but the other's are doing well.
*the puppy is our red heeler puppy we got to guard the chickens. She goes out with me to "check her chickens". When I tell her to check her chickens she runs as fast as she can out to the coop!!
Only thing left to do is paint a "WANTED" poster of Mr. Raccoon who single handedly slaughtered the entire population of Badleyville (not really a town- just our last name!!) in May of 2013!! and add "End of the Road" above the automatic door.
Salmon Favorelle's and Golden lace Polish chicks
Foghorn Leghorn and the girls (captive chicken behind bars- front of automatic door)
Fox and The Hound with turtle swinging in tree with mama owl watching over
Plywood door painted to look like an old wooden door
Roadside view- back of coop (prison bars are under the small rectangular window above the population sign- see the chain and hinges?? It's closed so kinda hard to see it
Todd and Copper- Fox and the Hound