Lets see if I can make a post about cleaning the Poulet' Chalet' informative, inspiring and beautiful!
I thought we'd take a look around the Hen House ( cobwebs and all ) so those of you who are thinking about a small flock of your own can see how ours looks and functions. I've mentioned in a previous post that our Hen House is built from salvaged materials including the large window on the front. It's not operable but it allows a steady dose of sun to stream in during the long winter months keeping them nice and snug inside.
Picture Lady Banks yellow roses growing on a trellis here.
My other half built the nesting boxes on the back for easy access to collecting eggs
The door to the coop is on the inside of the run. This makes it easy to feed, clean and visit with the girls because they are safe inside. Oh, I would love to let them roam free we but we have too many loose dogs and wild turkeys in the neighborhood that could be a danger. I didn't take a photo of the floor of the coop after I cleaned it out, but it has sheet of linoleum stapled to it. This has worked well both for just a quick sweep out or a hose down which I do once a year usually during summer when I can leave the door open all day and into the early evening to dry out.
I love the smell of fresh shavings! To me it's sort of the same kind of wonderful as fresh cut grass or a horse barn. I sweep the old shavings into the run and rake them over the damp ground so they can compost for a while. I'll go back in later in the season to shovel off the top layer of the run adding it to my garden for a boost!
While I cleaned the girls told me they wanted to do a little decorating too! They thought it would be nice to hang a family photo or two and some pictures of the garden. I went rummaging in my stash to see what I could come up with...
Low and behold, I had saved an old calendar just for a day like this! I tore out the pages the girls liked and tacked them up on the inside with upholstery tacks. We were having so much fun that I decided to use up some wall paper samples for back grounds behind some other favored pictures too.
Outside looking in
Chestnut says she likes it!
What ever you're spring cleaning I hope you're inspired to add your special touches along the way!
You'll just feel better, I promise!
Cluck... Cluck.. Cluck...
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and the Chicken Chick's Clever Chic Hop!