The Chicken Coop 2014
Over the weekend our Chicken Coop received a makeover. A much needed coat of white paint and a super a good cleaning. I of course moved some things around which gave this space an update of coop décor! The coop is very close to our patio and so I feel it needs to stay pretty to go along with the rest of the garden landscape. I love the arbor that welcomes you to this space where the chickens and bunny reside. Growing on the arbor is a very fragrant Blush Noisette Climbing rose one one side, Terniflora Clamatis (blooms in the fall) and an unnammed rose climbing on the other.
Inside the picket fenced area was fun to rearrange things ~ the weathervane is still adorable and sits on top of the highest point of the Chicken Coop. The bird houses were left alone although the posts received a fresh coat of paint, as did the tops of the sitting benches. I spray painted an old rusty watering and look forward to the weathered look that I know the summer months will bring to it. I moved my old wheelbarrow filled with perennials back inside the fenced area so the chickens can snatch any bugs that they see.
Outside the picket fence “The Coop” sign adorns the gate. I bring it in during the winter months, but I love it displayed during the spring, summer and fall. The pea gravel in this area was there for the play set and works wonderfully to keep everything clean for the chickens and bunny that live here.The bistro set was just fine as it was all it needed a little spray down by the hose and a centerpiece filled with pretty roses! I moved my gorgeous cast iron urns to sit on each side of the gate and filled them with Ice Berg Roses and phlox. They will need a couple weeks to ‘get happy’ and established. I moved a garden bench here too for extra seating which has made a welcoming addition to the area.
Everyone seems pretty happy! Bam Bam the Holland Lop and the all five of our Silkie Hens…named in order of their photo. Pearl, Daisy, Josie, Gizzy and Anna May.
Definitely a gorgeous chicken coop we enjoy here at Fishtail Cottage!
It’s been awhile since I posted about my sweet hens and chicken coop, so thank you for coming over and seeing the update! If you want to see the original post to where we started click here ~ it’s fun to go back and see how our chicken coop has evolved! Hope you are enjoying your week! I look forward to seeing your garden posts at this weeks Garden Party! Be sure to check out my link to any parties I am joining! xoox, tracie