May 31, 2013

I'd Love to Have A Few Hens!

When I was growing up, we raised chickens and I  had the job of collecting the eggs.  Just recently I was thinking how I'd like to have at least four hens. 

Since I live in a subdivision, that's prohibited.  But if it wasn't, here's what I'd want need for my feathered ladies.  This little coop would be so attractive in my backyard.

This is called a "redneck chicken coop" and I think it's kind of cute.  I don't think my neighbors would see it that way!

"Redneck Coop"

I'd have to have a chicken tractor to prevent the "ladies" from being herded by the corgi girls.

Chicken tractor which can moved around for better grazing.

I'd have the same breeds that I was familiar with as a child.  They'd have old time names like Henrietta, Gladys, Ermine and the white one would be Priscilla.


Rhode Island Red


Of course I'd  add one of the prissy little exotic breeds.  If I'd seen a chicken like this when I was a child I would have run for cover!  Doesn't she look like she needs a string of pearls?

White Silkie Bantam
Since none of my chicken dreams will be coming true, I have to settle for my current hens whose families are growing like The Old Woman in the Shoe.


  1. I could have written this post! Having cared for those baby chicks last week, it only reinforced how much I would love to have my own flock. But unfortunately now isn't the right time, but when I do, I want a fun little place for them to live like your first photo!!

  2. The shoe planters are such fun. We'd love chickens too but having a garden the size of a postage stamp it is a no no. Actually liked the redneck coop. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Oh well, at least you won't have to clean the chicken poo off the porch, like I do! I dearly love my chickens though, and they do have old time names, like Peggy, Lil and Esmeralda.

  4. Thank you for the beautiful pictures

    bisous bisous

  5. I think chickens would be great, too. My father used to have Auracana chickens. They laid colored eggs...all manner of pastel beauties! Wouldn't Tag be tickled? lol