I miss my chickens. The yard is so quiet without them around. The coop has sat lonely in the back yard for nearly a year. I decided it needed some flowers.
If you recall, we built the coop from plans that we purchased on Ebay. You can read more details about it here. It has been a focal point in the yard ever since.
Last fall, we had problems with raccoons and birds of prey in our yard. We lost 3 chickens, and decided to give the other two away in order to keep them from being eaten.
Sometimes, being a pet owner is hard.
My sweet Alfredo and Barbie-que would approve of the new decor.
The coop was planted with 3 plastic window boxes that I screwed into the top of the the roof. I filled them with Miracle Grow soil, and plants that I purchased at 75% off retail.
I am always looking for a good deal. It cost only $10.00 for the geraniums, vinca vines, marigolds, and dahlias that filled the boxes.
They will bloom until frost, as long as they are dead headed and watered regularly.
I am looking forward to getting some more hens next spring!
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