Life on our little homestead has been busy lately. We were finally able to start working on some big landscaping projects last week (there’s soooo much to do!) and my husband just finished up our chicken coop scratch pen. It took way longer than we expected thanks to all our lovely spring snow storms and excessive amounts of mud, but it’s officially done and I’m excited to share it with you today. Our sweet little chickens are finally able to get outside!
We still need to plant some grass around this area, but I love how this all came together. And look at those girls outside for the first time! It was so fun to watch them–most of them were super timid as the came outside, but a few of them were ready to explore. The kids and I love watching them scratch around.
My father in law was kind enough build us this door for the scratch pen. I love how it turned out! And of course I couldn’t resist hanging a wreath on it.
It feels so good to finally have the chicken coop done. I love looking out my kitchen window to see the hens out there scratching around. It’s so much fun for the kids too. We can’t wait for them to start laying eggs soon!
Let me know if you have any questions about our chicken coop! We had this built by The Shed Yard, so if you’re in Colorado (or the surrounding states) be sure to check them out. They even came out with a smaller version of our coop you can see HERE.