It’s seven weeks ’til Christmas. Shit!
I’ve investigated the 1960’s oven and it’s way too difficult to incorporate into the hen house. As cool as it would be, I just don’t have the time and tools to make it happen. So, it’s plan B for the chicken house – eBay! I love eBay!
I’ve had a good look around on the site. There are lots of different sizes and shapes available. I’ve settled on one design which will fit into the space that I have designated for the hen house and in the orientation that works (the nesting box and entry door need to be facing a certain direction to allow access). Now all I need to do is bid. Thankfully this particular hen house is available from an eBay store so there are houses for auction regularly.
Next step – email the chicken breeder again to make sure he has some lovely Plymouth Rock hens available for Christmas. I have chosen Plymouth Rock Hens for something a bit different as well as being a good “all-rounder”. They are docile and friendly which is good for a toddler/pre-schooler, good layers and if you’re into that sort of thing they are pretty good eating too.
Aren’t the pretty? I can’t wait to have these beautiful girls sharing our lives!