I'm sure this will come as a shock, so I'll type it slowly. :)
We've finished the chook pen!
What do you think?
The golf ball will do until real eggs arrive.
Complete with chalk board and curtains.
There are a few finishing touches required still, such as a door latch, but otherwise, quite habitable.
There are quite a few blisters on our fingers now, but we were working towards a timeline. You see, today is the day the local free-range egg company was selling some of their older chooks to the public. It might sound a little odd, but we got them as practice chooks. They'll let us know if the pen is up-to-scratch, so to speak, and then, assuming all is well, we'll get some Dorkings to add to the family. It also gives us some time to find Dorkings, too, since they're quite rare.
So, yes, we have 4 brown little hens in the pen tonight. One of them looks a little stressed still, while the other 3 are settling in quite well. We'll see how they are in the morning.. perhaps I can get close enough for a picture or two!
Until next time!