Friday, September 9, 2011

Coop Du Jour

I absolutely ADORE chickens!  When I was in animal rescue way back when in Florida, I was lucky enough to rescue a little white hen I named Fedelia.  This little gal was a gem.  Her morning routine consisted of laying me a fresh egg, making a tour of my kitchen floor to rid it of all it's crumbs, hopping up on my knee to watch me feed my infant daughter and then letting herself out to roam our three acres all day.  When I we sold that home, I gave her to a neighbor who loved her so much, she adopted 4 more hens and a rooster and built them a coop that was the envy of the neighborhood.

Now that I am finally in a place where I can own chickens again, I was quick to aquire three from a woman who needed to rehome hers.  Reenee, Edie, and Beatrice came with a small, rather sad looking coop that was suffering from plain-ness and obscurity. 

Although they didn't know any better, I was embarrassed for them.  Since we couldn't afford a new coop, I thought sprucing up their chick pad just a bit might be in order.

Behold: Cafe De Poulet

Cafe De Poulet's Drive thru Egg Window

Now the chickens can hold their beaks up high and strut their stuff.  They're pretty sure none of their other feathered friends live in a French cafe'.  And their eggs never tasted so good!


  1. that's adorable :-)

  2. Wow, what a transformation!

  3. How cute is that coop!!!
    Carin!!!! Your garden was delightful!! Soooo you. I tell you, we still talk about you all the time at Maple Village - we really do miss you. Please come back!
    But you sound like you are happy. I'm so glad you have found your spot. And I'm glad I've connected with you again.
    So, can you send me your address so that I can forward it on to Melisa. My email is vined@ymail(dot)com
    I can't wait to show Lisa MaCathy what you guys made :-)
    Love Donni

  4. That is the cutest chicken house! I'd love to keep chickens someday. :)

  5. I suppose they lay omelets now. :-)

  6. Adorable ! I am sharing this on Fresh Eggs Daily now....Lisa

    1. Hi Lisa,
      I just saw this 2 years later! Thanks for sharing my coop! I just adore your blog. Our chicken family has grown quite a bit since this post to 56 at last count and they have taken over most of the barn but this little coop is a reminder of our humble beginnings. Thanks for a wonderful blog.

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