If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Egg-Problem



Today when I was out in the garden preparing it for the fall planting I would sit near the hen house and rest and thought about how it won't be long before I'll need to starting cleaning and preparing it for the winter. You see it was build about 17 years ago and it need a little upkeep. Now I would like to tear it down and start with a new structure but "the man of the place" does not think like I do. Mind ya I'm not wasteful, I am most of the time very frugal but it is not the prettiest hen house. Practical yes, pretty no. So that lead me to another thought, what can I do to spruce up "the girls" place. The thing to do would be to paint it. It's never been painted before and it would give it some  pizzazz. Now the question is what color. Not sure, I'm thinking yellow with blue trim or maybe celery with white trim. I think a light color would reflect some of the summer heat.  And none of the other outside structures are painted so I wouldn't be trying to match anything.
Do you have any thoughts on what color or is your hen house painted and if so what color did you choose?
Next thing I thought of doing to spruce it up is give it a sign on the outside with a name for the hen house. Again I had some ideas but haven't really found the one.
The Girls Place
Chick's Inn
Egg Haven
The Nesting Spot
Those were a few I could remember. What do you think?
I would love hear your thoughts or ideas........ PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

Till next time
Kat
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13 comments:

  1. I painted mine to match the trim of our house, sage green. Since the house itself is biege (boring) I liked the green. I added a few decorative touchs too- a lucky horse shoe, and a few other goodies. Since our wood was mostly repurposed and recycled, the pain tied it all together. Here's a link of an older pic, but shows the paint job-
    http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/2011/06/well-here-i-go.html

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    1. I like it, yours is very clean and neat. I will have to go take a pic and show what it looks like now. Not that cute

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    1. Ya blue is my favorite color, had to put in in the mix. 1 vote for nesting spot.

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  3. I am tryin to decide what color to paint mine too. Post a picture when it's done so we can see! I thought for mine I would be neat to have a sign that says chicks rule. You know... Chickens...chicks haha. Yes I know I'm lame. :) but I do love my girls!

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    1. I will but it will be a month or so before I can get to it. I'm working a lot out of town.

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  4. I think a pale yellow with a sage green would look fresh and pretty, stay fairly cool, and not look tired as soon as white. But depends on taste.
    Call it 'Henny Heaven' if you like!

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    1. Henny Heaven is cute, I might have to do a poll or draw from a bowl.

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  5. I forgot to say, I did the the sage green because it also stays a bit cleaner looking. It can get dusty in this dry climate...

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  6. We painted out chicken coop to match the house: barn red with white trim. A friend of mine recently gave me a ceramic plaque to mount on the chicken coop ... it says "Chez Poulet" :-)

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    1. My house is brick with a very pale sage on the eaves and trim. That is why I thought about celery/sage. Like the saying

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  7. My chicken coops were painted red and white when I bought them in Texas. Now that we live in Missouri, they aren't really set up for the cold winters. I plan on putting up a small barn and having my chicken coops on one side of it with runs coming off, and keeping the other side for stalls for a couple horses in the future. I am really loving the look of white with a dark blue trim lately.
    I vote for The Nesting Spot

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