Here are the comments Samantha wrote in her email:
Well, here is a picture of my ugly coop. In my defense it was completely built out of scrap and I am NOT adept at using power tools, but I did it myself with NO help from my husband. My brother helped me nail the roof on because at 5’2 I can only reach so far.
Looks great to me! At least she can claim to have built it. I didn’t even have a hand in getting mine built except for maybe to help hold up pieces of wood while my husband nailed and hammered.
I love the little door mat and her chairs outside of her chicken house. Do you put yours to bed like I do? Yes, I have to help Jethro up on the roost because he is so big and clumsy and can’t get up there by himself.
This past week in the evening I take my glass of wine and chair and go sit under the tree waiting for my chickens to go back in their coop. Jethro is always the last to go in. After he makes his way in I corner him up and carry him to the roost and balance him on it. If my husband was home I would have him take a picture of me doing it. Jethro doesn’t even fight me much anymore. I think he waits until almost dark to go to bed knowing I am going to help him :).
I have to admit I am enjoying this 30 minutes or so that I spend out there in the evening. The little chicks come and scratch at my feet, wild birds fly over heading back to their nest, and it is usually very quiet and calming…that is until I have to pick Jethro up. But it doesn’t take long until the chickens quiet down but by this time it is dark and my wine is gone and I am ready to go to bed with the chickens.
By the picture of Samantha’s coop maybe she is enjoying her evenings out there with her chickens at the chicken coop. If you’re reading this and haven’t took the plunge to start keeping chickens yet well maybe this will give you an idea of how calming it can be, at certain times that is.
Thanks Samantha for sharing your first building chicken coop experience. If there are any others that have chicken coops to share, send them over. Your experience gives others ideas.
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