Friday, December 20, 2013

Feathered Friend Friday: Chicken Coop Cheer

Welcome to our "Feathered Friend Friday" series. Each Friday I write a post with interesting facts, photos, or funny stories about our chickens and guineas. If you need to catch up, you'll find all the Feathered Friend Friday posts here      

After spending some time making the house look nice and festive for the Christmas season, I had an idea. I've never decorated the coops before, but I wanted to add a little cheer to the chickens' homes as well.

The roosters' coop

Why should the humans have all the fun? :) I thought adding inexpensive wreaths with red bows would be a good way to perk up the coops a bit. I love how they make me smile every time I let the chickens out each morning or lock them up at night.

The main coop

Perhaps the chickens don't notice, but it makes everything feel more festive to me. Why not spread some Christmas cheer to your feathered friends as well this year?


~Tammy

49 comments:

  1. I love that you decorate your chicken coop!

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  2. Love it! That'll put those girls in the holiday spirit!

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  3. Yay ! Coop scoop festivity ~ you know I love it :)))

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  4. Oh I LOVE it Tammy those are indeed the luckiest chickens in the world. Happy Holidays. Hug B

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  5. Any thing that makes you smile is a worthwhile thing to do. Happy Holidays!

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  6. I think the light colored chicken in your third picture is admiring the wreath! Merry Christmas!

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  7. I love that you decorate the coop! It's so festive :)

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  8. Great photos! We used to decorate the exterior of our barn with wreaths and lights. Always looked so festive. Plus, your outbuildings are part of your "home" just like your actual house is! Makes sense to me!

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  9. I love to see big ol' Duchess in the background, looking in at the birds. I like that breed of dog—a sheep dog I think: part way between dog and sheep!

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  10. That is so cute! No doubt the chickens must love it.

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  11. Oh! Now that is a cute idea. Leave them up until it snows again and you will have some sweet pictures for next year's Christmas cards. ;-)

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  12. The coop looks very festive!! Just love your big, cuddly dog!

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  13. I think it's great that you decorate your coop. It looks very festive. Chickens bring a lot of smiles to our lives. I decorated my coop also. Check it out. It's repurposed4life.blogspot.com under Christmas at the Hen House. Merry Christmas to you.

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  14. I agree! You did a fabulous job. xo

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  15. What lucky chickens :) Great idea. Happy Christmas.

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  16. Like a page out of Country Living Magazine! Love it! Hugs xo Karen

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  17. Absolutely adore that last shot-it's magazine worthy. Love the idea of decorating for the girls!!! You rock

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  18. Love that last shot especially of your gorgeous chickens and that darling little barn with the wreath in the background. Think that is great that you added that and it definitely added alot to the chicken coop. Great shots. HOpe that you have a wonderful Christmas! Know your chickens will also be having something special for their Christmas dinner.

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  19. What a great idea! I love the coop all decorated up. I can just hear the hen yard chat.....I am sure the Christmas decor is the talk of the coop..

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  20. Great idea! Looks like a picture from a magazine!

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  21. I wanted to string lights on the outside of the coop, but we couldn't figure a way to plug in Christmas lights, the heat lamp (for when we need it) and the water dish. So the ladies will have to make due with the icicle lights on the house.

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  22. Love it, Tammy!
    Years ago when we built our "barn" I had to have a Christmas wreath up in the peak.. it was barely seen by anyone, but it just made me so happy. :) I actually used an old kids' bike tire that I found in the garage, and wrapped it in some inexpensive fake garland then added a red bow - you'd never know it was a bike tire!
    Your photos still have me smiling. It's been super busy, but I'm loving the spirit of Christmas!

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  23. Tammy, the wreath does look great! Love the cute chickens and your adorable Duchess. Enjoy your weekend!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  24. oh gosh i love that you decorated your little coop...you think of everything!! merry christmas!!

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  25. You are the best chicken "mom" EVER! Such a lucky flock to have you :)

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  26. Haha This chickens are well loved and I love that little door at the bottom. Cute.

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  27. Tammy, Love your chicken coop decorations, have a wonderful Christmas and keep warm.

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  28. Very cute! I especially love the green wreath on the red coop. It looks so Christmasy! :)

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  29. How awesome that you decorated the coops! I love it Tammy!

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    xoxo

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  30. i love your idea! very cute and it does make me smile too, to see the bright wreath on the chickens' house. I don't have chickens but i just might have to put a wreath on the barn. thanks for sharing!

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  31. My parents decorate their barn too, for the cows. :-) And the milk man.
    I love the idea.
    When the boys were 3 and 5, we decorated a little tree outside for our bunnies, next to their hutch.

    Merry Christmas!

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  32. Lovely is your photos!
    We wish you a Merry Christmas,
    RW & SK

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  33. Lovely idea it is just lovely .
    Hope you have a wonderful Sunday
    :) x

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  34. Lovely decorations.
    I wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

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  35. Cute!! I'm sure they appreciated your decorations!!

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  36. Love this!! Your pics are just wonderful!
    Susan

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  37. So sweet. :) Hope the chickens, roosters and guinea's get everything they asked for!! :)

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  38. Loving the chicken posts. I always wondered how chickens faired in the cold. I guess they adapt and go with the flow. Lovely photos.

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  39. I am going to try and convince OH's parents to put a wreath on their coop. Makes it look so festive and pretty.

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  40. Those are some very lucky chickens. The coop looks very festive indeed. And they have their own little entryway. So cute! Best wishes for the holidays, Tammy

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  41. Thanks for your post on our blog.
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  42. THose look great! Happy Christmas!

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  43. nice chicken coop photos, i am planning to build this one on next weekend..

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