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

    Jun 12, 2011
    DFW, Texas
    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:



    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

    May 31, 2009
    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

    Jul 22, 2011
    those darn chickens!!!......they get into everything!!!
  6. geckomama

    geckomama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    [​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

    Jun 12, 2011
    DFW, Texas
    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

    Dec 30, 2011
    Lawrence, KS
    My Coop
    [​IMG] That was way too cute!! Glad you thought to take pics and save it for prosperity!
  10. iBoodle

    iBoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2011
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    So funny!
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2011

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