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A Tour of our Chicken Coop

We built a coop two years ago so we could get chickens. I really wanted chickens. We started our journey with two hens, Hazel and Henny Penny, and two chicks that both ended up being roosters. We sent one of the roosters to my mom’s farm and kept the white one we named Buttercup. Then last year we got our adored black silkie, Licorice.  So, now we have three hens and one rooster in town.

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared pictures of our coop so, this is me sharing!

Hen house within the coop. Hens & Chicks on the roof. Licorice's condo on the left.

Henny Penny and Buttercup leaving the coop

The coop entrance has large stepping stones and a carnivorous bog to eat all the flies.

I’ll try to share more pictures as the garden grows this summer. I’m even planning on growing a hops vine up the side of the coop.

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  1. Wow your coop looks like an addition to your house? Is this correct? Looks wonderful!


    April 16, 2011
    • We tucked our coop into a nook left over from the multiple additions over the years. It works because our yard is small and I didn’t have to build as much – since I attached it to the house.


      April 17, 2011
  2. I like your carnivorous bog – it inspires me


    April 16, 2011
    • I love my bog. It looks like you’re in Oregon. From what I understand, as long as your ground doesn’t stay frozen for over three days in a row you can keep pitcher plants in your bog. I just planted mine last autumn and it’s already starting to bud new pitchers. Oh, and it needs full sun.


      April 17, 2011
  3. Fantastic coop and what gorgeous creatures Henny Penny & Buttercup are!!

    A carniverous bog?? I am in awe. Amazing! I wonder how many flies they can take out in a day? We are WAY over the 3-frozen-days-in-a-row rule here in Brooklyn, but hey – a little extra indoor help catching flies in the summer might not hurt! I am going to look into that….


    April 17, 2011
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    April 18, 2011
  5. Looks great – I’m looking forward to the day I get to have my own, but for now I’ll live vicariously. Looks great!


    April 23, 2011
  6. What a beautiful coop. I found your blog via a RT about your beekeeping class, but then realized you also have chickens. :)

    Love the little hens and chicks rooftop garden, and am amazed at the carnivorous bog–something I never would have thought of.

    Looking forward to poking around more, thanks!


    January 10, 2012
    • Suzie, Thanks for stopping by! I was pretty amazed that I thought of putting the carnivorous bog next to the chicken coop. I’m not sure it does any good but it sounds pretty cool. ;)


      January 15, 2012

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