Wednesday, April 6, 2011

In the beginning.....

Well, it all started a couple of years ago when I impulsively bought this old 70s model Comanche trailer. It wasn't really road-worthy anymore, but I liked it, and dragged it into my backyard, just before one of the tires went flat. And there it sat.

(You can click on images to enlarge, click again to go closer....)

It seems it was last used by hunters who dragged it into the woods as a temporary camp. Of course, they tore up some of the siding and knocked out a window along the way.

But, then I got this idea, it might make a good home for some chickens. However, in order to make room for chickens, I needed to tear out the unnecessary stuff. (Like the heater, the stove, the sink, the toilet, and some cabinetry.)

After tearing out the sink, stove, and cabinetry, I was left with this wheel well, which would need to be boxed in. I seem to be making more and more work for myself.

After removing the toilet, it was clear I would need to re-build this part of the floor, since it was mostly rotting particle board. Etc. Etc.

I will now spare you all the gruesome details of debris and reconstruction. Eventually, I had something that might make a nice place for chickens.

And now, all I need is some chickens. They should be here tomorrow. But, here's a sneak peek.


  1. Can't wait to read the adventures of the chicks!!

  2. chapter One is catching :), I hope the rest will be as well illustrated as the beggining :) I keep an eye on their story ;)

  3. Well, 'Nan', I am holding my breath. But, hope it will be a good story.

    Hi Leni, should I send some eggs to Bulgaria? Knowing how the mail goes, I doubt it would work!

  4. OMG! This is so exciting! I can't wait to hear more adventures. What a fun project. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  5. Wish me luck, Scriber. I am trying to make it a good thing for all, including these baby chickens.

  6. You're so cool to try this. I admire your spirit. I'm sure it will be a grand success and I'll be following along!

  7. Mr Mayor of the new Pottsvile chicken coop...
    what fn and excitement you have brought to us, your townspeople, and thinking of our health too.


  8. wow! a big house for those lovely small creatures :)

  9. That is just cooler than cool. What a beautiful chicken house you made.

    Know what? This fledgling blog has all the makings of deserving being awarded a Blog of Note.

  10. There are a lot of cool coops emerging, as back yard chickens become more popular. In fact, a friend in Portland has sent me several articles about backyard coops in Oregon. Thanks, Lydia.