Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cleaning up the "Happy Hens Haus"

Quite afew years ago, the Gentleman Farmer built me the
cutest little Hen House. It is a 1/7 scale of our Barn.
When it was finished, I stenciled different 'kinds' of eggs
onto the front of each nest.
We had a 'Chicken House Warming' party and invited
our (strange kindred spirits) friends from church and
our (then) Pastor and his family. We had a potluck style meal
were everyone brought an appropriate 'chicken/egg' dish
and the Pastor "blessed" the chicken house!
(He actually just prayed for happy, healthy hens to lay
lots of eggs, and for the 'Palace d'Poulet' to provide
protection for our little flock.)
What can I say ~ we are just simple country folk who
find fun where we can! We will use anything for an
excuse to get together and party!
Today was the day to clean the coop. The fresh grass hay
in the nest boxes definately improved the 'aroma'
after shoveling out the 'well used litter' which will
benefit the garden soil.
Below are the 12 nest boxes and their
assigned egg name!















Anonymous said...

I know that this most be a very "scented" job...oh, but those eggs...yummm!!!!

I so enjoy visiting barns ~ even if they are aromatic :)

Enjoy your blessings, dear friend,


Nadine said...

Too Cute!


Farmgirl Cyn said...

This is so dang cute! I only have 3 nexting boxes for the 9 hens, which has always been plenty for them. Lately tho, they have been laying almost directly under their roosting perch. YUCK!

LDH said...

Way cute, Lady Farmer!

Christa said...

I love your idea of stenciling the different kinds of eggs on the nesting boxes. How cute! I agree, any excuse to gather with church friends for fellowship is worth it, even for a chicken coop warming.
Let's see, what can we do to gather together with our blogging friends...

I hope you're enjoying your summer,


Sharon said...

Oh Raeann,

How cute is that? :) I love it. Great job! Thanks for making me smile this morning :)

Camille said...

What a fun post Raeann! You are so creative! How wonderful to have all those fresh eggs each day! I buy so many that I think it would be wise to have some laying hens. :)

Have a lovely day!

momoflots said...

Oh how cute to label your nesting boxes!! I have nine chickens four month old and most of them have started laying. We are loving those yummy eggs!!
Have a great day!!

Barbara said...

That is just too cute, I have 3 nesting bins but not quite as cleaver as you are in titling them, love I do, I see you have a happy hen too, heehee, I am putting this in my favorite blogs too, I love this,from one farmer to another have a good day, hugs Barbara from http://bakinnbitsbarbara.blogspot.com/

cindy said...

oh, that is too funny. My desire is to raise chickens, too. I'm looking at next spring for the chicks and I can't wait!

Verde Farm said...

How cute!!! I may have to steal this idea from you. Glad none said "rotten" :) LOL
Amy at Verde Farm