There seems to be a trend in urban agriculture these days. A little bit of chicken love is taking over our neighborhood backyards! City ordinances are changing so wanna be farmers like me can keep a flock housed in my back yard. I love it! We purchased five Americana chicks in May and began building a backyard coop-garden shed. Just recently we adopted two more chickens from our neighbors and have added three specialized breeds to the hen house. Our flock is full until I can find homes for our three roosters. I think if I bring home one more chicken I will be in the coop myself! Truth be told I feel quite spoiled with the garden shed and coop that my husband built for me. What a sweetheart. Today I am taking part of Heidi Walingford's Coop Tour. So come take a little tour with me and see where our backyard chickens roost!
The Hen House down below.
Every morning I find the flock gathered at the door waiting for me to let them out. When I open the door they come a running to see what special treat I have for them. They love raspberries and strawberry yogurt.
Check her out all grown up with sweet muffy cheeks inherent with Americana chickens.
Inside the coop.
The handle on the side pulls open so you can easily clean out the - well you know what, It's a messy business.
The small opening is the entrance to their roost and nesting boxes. There is a larger door so I can sweep out their droppings.
Rosie our adopted girl- my best egg layer!
She lays the prettiest brown eggs.
Matilda our adopted hen.
Her eggs are a light brown pink egg.
The new girls!
Sassy, a Blue Polish Hen - she's a CRAZY chicken!
Pickles- A German SpitzHauben
Rufio- A Golden Lace Polish Hen
Her vision is impaired by her feathers. It's too funny but sometimes we pull it up for her!
The Garden shed is yet to be finished but it is a dream come true for me.
Hubby wants to stow the lawn mower in there.... I don't think so!
A girl needs a place to keep her garden essentials. LOL!
I love having chickens. They make great pets with very little care. They have quirky little personalities that make you smile. They produce fertilizer, eat bugs, and gift you with pretty eggs. It's a pretty sweet deal if you ask me.
Thanks for touring my henhouse.
Stop by and visit these sweet coops.
Heidi from Birds of A Feather
Tiffany from The Fancy Farmgirl
Kelly from Second Hand Chicks
And visit Rosalyn Sue from The Patriot Girl Flies for some fun chicken ideas!
I found Chickoopy at the Salt Lake Farmers Market. They specialize in small backyard coops.
Just one more photograph. My husband had to cut down three large willows to get the coop and shed on our property. Look what he carved in the stump.
I love him dearly!