Hey sweet friends!
I hope you had a great weekend!
I wanted to share some good news with you…
Our chicks have a home…da COOP!
They actually have been living in the coop for over a week.
Remember how I told you we bought the little chicks without first making them a home?
And remember how I told you they grow BIG really quick?
Well, the day I wrote that post, Cy and I took the boys to Lowe’s to get some supplies for our coop.
We decided to build the coop off the back of our small red shed.
We measured it off, and began to dig the holes for the posts.
Cy showed them how to dig the holes 18 inches deep.
Jonathan got busy digging the next hole.
Eli got in the action too.
Once all the holes were dug, Cy set the posts in the holes and added some “quickcrete.” He made sure all the posts were level.
The boys were beside themselves as the building began! Luke said it was the best day of his life!
I absolutely adore this picture of my four boys standing by the poles they helped to build.
The next day, once the poles had set, we began measuring the distance between the poles and building the sides of the coop.
Here’s Luke and Jonathan carrying one of the long boards…
They worked soooo hard!
Yes, that is my sweet husband working in his “church clothes.”
The picture above is what the coop looked like before I left for Utah for the SNAP conference.
This is what it looked like when I got home…
Cy said he and the boys worked together to finish the coop. It was great father/son time. Cy called me while I was in Utah and said that Luke told him, “Dad, I will never forget this. When I get older, I will always look back at this time and remember how much fun we had.”
So the chickens have been in their new home over a week, and we do not have chicken poop in our house anymore. There is still some more work to do on the coop, but for now, it works perfectly.
We let them out during the day to roam around a bit. Eli usually climbs in the coop and “shoos” them out.
This is Eli’s chicken. He loves it!
We won’t have any eggs for a few more weeks still, but when we do, I will be sure to share it with you.
Have a blessed day!