Glenn Cottage Eggery Rebuilding!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rebbetzin, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    Well, it is Jan. 18th 20016 and I have started to rebuild Glenn Cottage Eggery!
    Yesterday I put in a new patio area for watching Chicken TV.

    I hope to put a bench much like this one in that area.

    This morning I started putting my chicken run closest to the back door back together. And just as I finished securing the last side.... one of my neighbors called all frantic about a chicken in her backyard being stalked by a cat! So... I went over, chased the chicken for a bit, finally cornered it and carried it home! I just put a couple of "found" ads to see is anyone is missing a chicken. If nobody claims it... I guess I have my first chicken! Unless it is a rooster! Then I have to find a home for it. Do you think is is too horrible of me not to post the photo of the chicken in the ad, but to ask people to describe the chicken they lost? I mean, it would be easy to say "Yes, that is my missing chicken in the photo."
    But... this bird is pretty easy to describe I would say...

    Our new Great Pyrenees, Cherokee, he is one year old now. Wasn't quite sure he approved of this strange creature in HIS backyard.

    This afternoon I started rebuilding the coop! What a job this is going to be! I took the old coop apart carefully, it was screwed together, and I saved all the screws. I am thinking it will go up much faster this time. Still a lot to do!!


    Getting the foundation bricks level is not so fun!

    I think I accomplished quite a bit in the past two days, hope to get the coop put together tomorrow.
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Great project you have going on there. I'd say your approach not to include a photo is perfectly acceptable. If someone has lost a chicken like that it would not be difficult to tell if the are telling porkies!

    I'm no expert, but I think I'm seeing saddle feathers and if my observation is correct then you got yourself a boy. Let others chime in on its gender before making a final decision.

    Good luck the rest of your build. I think a Lamu bed would be a great addition for your chicken tv! Google photos and see what you think.

  3. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    I looked up the Lamu beds. Those are very nice. I did get an old head and foot board for free a few months ago. I need to cut it down and build a seat. And paint it. Here are some photos of the bed I have.

    Headboard and foot board.
    Close up on posts.

    Close up on foot

    I haven't decided yet what color/colors to paint it.
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    That bird is a Polish, and from the even headdress I'm thinking female. A profile shot would let us say for sure which gender it is.
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    The crest does look round like a pullets, but it does look like there are stringy saddle feathers developing.

    I love the bench!

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