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Isn't that just like a chicken?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Moogie, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Moogie

    Moogie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I was standing on a ladder, painting the outside of the new coop - that we will hopefully finish in a couple of days.

    And my DH comes out and says, "There's a chicken inside the coop."

    And I said, "NOOOOOOO!" [​IMG]

    And he said, "And they got in the paint..."

    And I said, "NO,NO,NO,NO!!!" [​IMG] [​IMG]

    All the people doors were closed - but the pop door was open since we'd been working on the ramp.

    And Precious left me something to remember her by... no, not that (Yuk!), but this:

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    I got most of it off her feet and beak (she evidently thought it was yogurt). [​IMG] I checked on her off and on all day, so I guess she's all right. It was white Barn Paint - supposed to be safe for livestock...but I don't think they had that in mind. Think she'll be ok?

    Edited pic links.
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2012
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] Love it! She just can't wait until her house is done mom!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Me & Jack

    Me & Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please, please, please don't paint that floor -- oh, wait, guess it'll be covered in shavings and poop soon enough, But you've given me a decorating idea: gonna dip my hen's feet in some different colors of paint and jazz up my coop with foot prints. Hope she doesn't mind!![​IMG]
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I think that's about the funniest thing I've seen all day. What a great floor! Too bad it will be covered with shavings or bedding litter of some type.

    Ah well. Here's to hoping she'll be fine - as I suspect she will be.
     
  5. goldies99

    goldies99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    those darn chickens!!!......they get into everything!!!
     
  6. geckomama

    geckomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] leave it to our girls to help us decorate!
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    What cute artwork!
     
  8. Moogie

    Moogie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I actually have heavy-duty clear vinyl (like the thick vinyl for tent windows) to cover the floor, so every time I clean out the coop, I'll see those chicken trax and laugh.

    You BYCers weren't kidding when you said to plan on it taking 3 or 4 times as long as I thought to build this coop! And even longer if the chickens help! [​IMG]

    Me And Jack - I love the idea of chicken trax on the walls... Maybe a stencil? Too bad mine are under shavings... [​IMG]
     
  9. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] That was way too cute!! Glad you thought to take pics and save it for prosperity!
     
  10. iBoodle

    iBoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    So funny!
     
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