My husband and I started our chicken coop last year with the help of information we found here on BYC. His ideas were always bigger than mine and he came up with this design
He built this small model on a rainy day because he was anxious to get started and had to do something. We started construction in May, 2010, here are a few of the pics of construction underway
That's him, my sweet man working on the coop he designed for me, my little Victorian house for his Victoria
It was at this point in construction that I went outside to see him after speaking to him and only taking the time for a change of clothes. He had a sudden massive heart attack and I found him behind the coop, gone, no movement, no struggle, just gone. At this point members of my church, his friends and family joined in finishing the work of art he had started.
inside the coop
After about 6 weeks of visitors, plenty of iced tea and company to cry on the coop was finished and one day I walked out on the porch after a storm to see this image
The girls love their home and are happy, spoiled chickens. I have had no neighbor complaints and am learning about caring for them while I learn to care for myself. I wanted to share these pictures with everyone last year but I just didn't have the energy to sit and write this all out. Now doing so is bittersweet. Hope you enjoyed viewing our palace.