Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Finished chook house, with bunting to announce Grand Opening!   Still got a sign to paint, but we can't make up our minds what to call it.  Lots of good names on the internet: Cluckingham Palace, BuckingHEN Palace, Chook Manor, KFC Halfway House, Fowlty Towers, The Colonel's (Sanders) Castle, The Rooster's Residence and Hen House, and so on..

The Bed room aka chicken coop.  On the right is the nest box which can be accessed from the front for us to take the eggs, instead of having to go inside the pen to get them.

Taken from behind the coop, showing the top of the pen, which lets the light and rain in as well as protecting the chooks from any predators.  Lots of straw and rocks for them to scratch around and find insects.





I made the bunting from scraps of chicken themed fabrics.


You can see how big the chook house is in comparison to the finch aviaries over in the corner of the yard.



3 Comments:

Blogger Liz in Kansas said...

Nice place for the chooks - they'll be living in style! Love the bunting, too. So, for a Grand Opening there will be free treats? Door prizes? Don't forget balloons, too. LOL!

Wednesday, 26 November, 2014  
Blogger Gina E. said...

LOL! Well I was thinking of giving some fresh eggs to the guests. Balloons are a thought, but the neighbours kids might want to prick them and scare the birds, so I don't think I'll do balloons..

Wednesday, 26 November, 2014  
Blogger Isabelle said...

I love the bunting and some of the names, though not the ones suggesting that the hens are destined for the pot! Think of their feelings, do. But then, I'm a vegetarian and rather wimpish.

Wednesday, 03 December, 2014  

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