The weather here has been all over the map. We’ve had torrential rain, and gorgeous sunshine. And the way it’s been working out, is that the gorgeous sun happens on the days we’re either working, sick, or have something else that has to be done. So progress on the coop has not been as rapid as expected.
Yup, not a great deal has changed since the last picture I posted. However, I’ve been informed that the rest “won’t take long” to finish, so fingers crossed that the coop gets done before the chickens arrive. There has been some work done, though:
While the attached run and roof are not done, the inside coop is looking really good. It has walls, windows, and a window frame.
Now on to the chickens! The fifth kind of chicken we are getting is the Welsummer.
Here’s the description from My Pet Chicken:
The Welsummer (sometimes spelled Welsumer) is named after the village of Welsum, Holland, and was first imported into this country in 1928. Welsummers are friendly, intelligent and easily handled birds that love to free range and forage for food but can also be kept in runs quite happily. Hens lay large, dark brown eggs that are often speckled, making them very lovely, indeed! The coloring on the eggs is so thick that if you catch it while the egg is still wet, you can wipe off some of the brown with a clean cloth!