Found 8th Mar 2008
Well, as some of you may have known, my OH & I have decided to rehome some ex-battery hens to give them a good chance of life after doing their shift at the farms.

We are getting 8 next week, and for the past 6 weeks or so, my Dad & I have been making their headquarters!

See the progress below :o)

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http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/birdyboyuk/Chicken%20House/18022008371.jpg This was mid-february, starting off!
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/birdyboyuk/Chicken%20House/18022008370.jpg Starting to take shape! I had acquired a 6x4 shed from Freecycle, so that enabled me to use the lean to I had for the chooks! (chooks = hens)
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/birdyboyuk/Chicken%20House/23022008375.jpg While putting on the wire, I manged to slip and break the wood! Oops!
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/birdyboyuk/Chicken%20House/23022008374.jpgNow into March, I had put most of the wire fence up...

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http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/birdyboyuk/Chicken%20House/23022008373.jpg Looking good so far!
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/birdyboyuk/Chicken%20House/08032008401.jpg Wire fencing complete, door put on and all wood treated
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/birdyboyuk/Chicken%20House/08032008400.jpg New roof and the Chooks need ventilation as well!
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/birdyboyuk/Chicken%20House/08032008407.jpgHere's the inside!
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/birdyboyuk/Chicken%20House/08032008409.jpg And again!

Well done, birdyboy. What a worthwhile cause and a jolly nice thing to do!!:)
Good workmanship too.:thumbsup:

Mrs Tweeeeedy!!! The chickens are revolting.....

Finally we agree on something.

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http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/birdyboyuk/Chicken%20House/08032008406.jpg Now it looks the part!
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/birdyboyuk/Chicken%20House/08032008403.jpg Its a stable!
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/birdyboyuk/Chicken%20House/08032008402.jpg And there we have it!

All we have left to do before their arrival is put some straw down, nesting boxes, feeders and a tree trunk I have managed to get hold of!

More pics when the Chooks arrive! :thumbsup:

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Very good workmanship. :thumbsup: Those things can be really hard to build. :-(

Making use of an existing wall/fence is a great time saver.

Your hen house is very good. And a very worthwhile cause too. My auntie used to keep chickens and i remeber collecting the egs when i was small! Now that was a fresh breakfast!!

yeah, looks like a nice big home, good job

My sister is doing the same thing and gets her chucks on Tuesday!

watch out for Mr Fox, my uncle had the same and Mr Fox delighted in getting in , ripping them all up and leaving them uneaten. Well done with the slabs, that should stop him digging under the wire

well done, ! think of all the lovely fresh eggs you will be getting! Id love to do it if i had the room!

Well done on ya new chicken home, hope they are very happy in their new home!!

COngrats amcol on your 1000s post! I hit my 2000 the same time as you hit yours !LOL

Well done to you to lol...loads more to come no doubt lol

thats a lovely thing to do, happy chickens - I wish you luck

You are doing a really lovely thing, and it looks like you have been putting lots of time and effort into making sure the will be safe and happy. Well done. xxx

Looks like a really good job there, enough for about 80 chickens, in deluxe accommodation. You can certainly be proud of you and your dad. Lets hope that they enjoy laying for you.:thumbsup:

just a thought, please check your deeds as I know I am not allowed to keep poultry or the likes.

Watch that Chesso, I noticed she is working out how many hens in the hen house the foxy minx....all joking aside, good on you.
friends keep chickens and we had some eggs this morning, fabulous golden yolks and tasty.

well done birdboy, good thing to do and good job with the run its looks very sturdy

Agent_Silver;1689541

Watch that Chesso, I noticed she is working out how many hens in the hen … Watch that Chesso, I noticed she is working out how many hens in the hen house the foxy minx....all joking aside, good on you.friends keep chickens and we had some eggs this morning, fabulous golden yolks and tasty.



What did I let slip?8-)

chesso;1689877

What did I let slip?8-)



hmmm...lets see, checked out the workmanship and potential chicken population, admitted you are in camouflage, would get me checking my security and perimiter tout suite:whistling:

Agent_Silver;1689953

hmmm...lets see, checked out the workmanship and potential chicken … hmmm...lets see, checked out the workmanship and potential chicken population, admitted you are in camouflage, would get me checking my security and perimiter tout suite:whistling:



I have observed the excellence of everything and melted away:)

Original Poster

Thanks everyone! :-D

Mrtootough, we have checked with our landlord if ok, and she says its fine! So... I'll take her word for it

Next week - pics of the chickens!

what a fantastic re-home! well done, keep us posted.

how about having a journal blog - bet you will catch eye of tv channels.

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kippy;1691976

how about having a journal blog - bet you will catch eye of tv channels.



Well, I was thinking of doing a chicken cam (anyone point me in the right direction for a couple of cheap wireless cams? and perhaps doing a blog as you say....all I can say is 'Watch this space!' :thumbsup:

It looks great,really good job done by look of pics.

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Update!

We have now got the chooks!! :w00t:

Pics to follow later today!! Need them to get used to their new mansion first:-D

Thats some setup you've got goin there. Just don't turn into these people. I love the reporters body language here. It just looks like she's thinkin "yes chicken lady...you're not crazy...hmm."

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Well, here we have them!! :thumbsup:

The Run complete


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The Chooks!


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First time venturing outside!

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Aww. I hope they settle nice and quickly!!

Good to see that you got some sponsorship from Avon. ;-)

This is brilliant birdyboy. Are they still laying? Well done you and your dad.:thumbsup:

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chesso;1723989

This is brilliant birdyboy. Are they still laying? Well done you and your … This is brilliant birdyboy. Are they still laying? Well done you and your dad.:thumbsup:



Thxs Chesso...yes, they will be laying still...hopefully for another 8 years or so! They're only good to the farmer for a year so we have given them a new lease of life!! :-D

nice one birdyboy :thumbsup:

Now I know where you get your name from!

Nice one,birdyboy:)

Yeh they look cool,do they like shopping at Avon then?
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