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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Patriotic Chicken Coop Makeover


I was feeling patriotic and decided to decorate our chicken coop for the Fourth of July..


The coop was due for a good cleaning anyway so I took out all the old straw, scrubbed it down with a food-grade Diatomaceous Earth, Dawn dish detergent and water mixture and then sprayed my natural Orange Peel/Vinegar Coop Cleaner.  After letting it dry completely, I got to work on my PATRIOTIC COOP MAKEOVER.

Using only a staple gun, scissors, contact paper, fabric, lace, some ribbon, double-sided tape and some bunting, I transformed my chicken coop into a Fourth of July extravaganza.   


Come take a peek....

First I stapled up the contact paper - much easier than actually sticking it on.

Clearly Samantha didn't see the 'Closed for Renovations' sign !


She proceeded to lay an egg while I got the nesting box curtains cut and applied with double sided tape and the bows tied on.  New straw went down on the floor next.



I hung some bunting on the ceiling...



And put fresh herbs in the nesting boxes....

Another bunting went on the nesting box roof.

By now word had spread and the chickens came over to see what was going on.



Yes, the makeover was more for me than for the chickens, but hey, nothing is more patriotic than getting back to your roots, emulating your ancestors and raising chickens!



Happy Fourth of July!

...from all the girls at Fresh Eggs Daily


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12 comments:

  1. That is the most patriotic chicken coop I have ever seen. I love it and the girls don't mind the curtains and such.
    Thanks for sharing

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  2. And I thought I was the only one..hahahaha...very cute!

    June Gibbs

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  3. You crack me up. I love it too! Happy 4th to you and the girls.

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  4. ohhh!! This is so cute! Even the chickens get to participate in celebrating 4th of July! =D

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  5. Love this outdoor decorating and it is so creative. I hope you will link these up to The CSI Project. The challenge is Summer outdoor decorating and parties. Come on over! You just might win!!!!

    www.thecsiproject.com

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  6. Really adorable, and oh-so-patriotic! Love the chicken coop; we're hoping to get an old shed rehabbed for some layers this fall, so I love looking at everyone else's coops!

    Stopped by via CSI.

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  7. That is just adorable! I never would have thought of doing that in a working coop. Thanks for sharing this delightful patriotic coop at NOBH

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  8. Just beautiful Lisa. I love your ideas. Happy Fourth of July. My youngest child will be 28 on the 4th. He is a firefighter in Cobb Co, GA.

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