Thursday, January 01, 2009

PICTURESS Lots of um!

First, Kelly...here are new pictures of Phoenix (Golden Phoenix rooster). Isn't he just crazy beautiful!! I am IN LOVE with him.

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Next, we have pictures of our new coop being built....We are having a blast with this. HUH not really! LOL We wish it was done. We are building it in the garage and my FIL is helping us out again so that really makes it go faster and he's such a good builder too so it always looks perfect. They will have heat and lights in the coop.

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This is our vent system in the coop which will be able to close with insulation inside for colder/windy nights.

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We will have doors like this on both sides of the coop since there will a separation in the middle of the coop. Light switches on both sides also so I can turn on/off the lights from either door :D

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Electrical going in. (below)

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Drip edge up...

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Front (south side) with two windows and two pop doors for each coop.

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My FIL measuring something. AND Max :D After his homecoming.

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Roof going on...

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Ok now some other pictures...Check out the different sizes and colors of eggs we have been getting! It's so cool! We get almost a dozen every day now :D

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Here is Nic amazed with our double yolker

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Here is our "Big Toy Day" with Max keeping an eye out on the presents.

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Here is my Daddy

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Remember the chick i hatched out...well here he (I think it's a he anyhow) is today at 8 weeks old. He is growing nicely :D

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My silkie hens. YUP they are BOTH hens :D

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Here is our trail to the hen house now that we got FEETS of snow! LOL Our temps have been 0 or below for DAYS AND DAYS AND DAYS. All except for one odd day when it got to 39 and made a big skate pond in our driveway when it went back down to below zero that very same night. Oh and by the way...my hens will NOT step foot out their pop door LOL They prefer to stay their butts right inside the coop under the heat lamps. They are just too funny! When the weather was up to 39 that one day they came out for a few hours but once the sun went down they were right back inside. Sure glad we have lights in there for them! We would never get any eggs!

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Here is one of my girls in her nest. Her name is Tinker Bell

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Well I think I got most of the pics I had posted now :D Hope you enjoyed the post. I will take pics of the coop when it's done and of course a video of the guys "pulling" it out of the garage to put it in it's place for the winter. LOL THAT should be interesting. I think they are hooking it to the tractor.


Oh and a fast Movie review. "Over Her Dead Body" It was AWESOME and very funny! Even hubby liked it.

5 comments:

Chrissie said...

OPPPSSS... I commented all on the other. Look at Nic. He's getting so big. Glad you had everybody home for Christmas. Again love the Easter eggs to cute.
Hope you all have a great new year and Max stay home.
Take care and Hugs, Chrissie

madcobug said...

I am so glad that Max came home. I have sent up prayers and have looked everday to see if you had posted anything about him. All your pictures are so good. Looks like a good place for your chickens to stay. Hugs, Helen

Janis said...

HI - SO glad that Max is home safe and sound. YAY! :)

Loved seeing all your pictures...looks like quite an adventure you are having! :)

Janis

Missie said...

I missed seeing pictures of the chickens! I never knew there were other colors than white and brown eggs.

Kelly said...

HEYYYY! I am stopping in today and see I have been missing a lot this past week! I have not been on much, but I am SO SO SO SO happy to see that Max is back. I havent read that entry below yet, but I will soon as I type this comment out. The Golden Phoenix, Phoenix, lol, is looking very handsome. He looks about like mine, still needs some filling out, but very pretty. :)They are young yet. I love all the pictures Carrie! I didnt know you were building a coop in the garage! That coop looks awesome. I hope you have a heater going in there while y'all work. I know it is cold there. MISS YOU! HUGS, love, Kelly