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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Coming Home to Chick Coop Dreams

While I was away my amazing husband printed out my coop design plans and got to work making the fairytale-cottage-coop dream, a reality.

Obviously, we're still not done, but all my hub did on his own is absolutely stunning :))

I'm in awe of it every morning when I look out my bedroom window to my yard.

Since I've been home we got the run built and added a roosting pole into both the coop n run, the quirky 20-something yr. ol' (7-8wk old) chicks love it! and So do my babies Chulo and Chica!

What's left to do:
Well I already ordered the small operable window and that should be arriving later this week.
We're going to place it on the front rightside of the coop.
Then I'm going to make shutters & a window flower box.
Siding n lots of paint.
Inside- we're adding 2 more roosting poles and insulating the inside walls in Sept.
A few nesting boxes still need doors and the run/coop door needs a pulley system...
then I think we can call it done. Hooray!

Reader Comments (18)

the coop is so amazingly cool; hopefully cyrus and i can come up and see it on thursday afternoon. i miss you both so much =/ i cant wait to meet the chickens and see your warm and caring faces (and chica and chulo too!)

August 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteraudrey willa

OMG the chickens got so big!
The coop looks amazing. I can't wait to visit!

August 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervrock

Wow, this is looking amazing, even better than I could've imagined! I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's finished.

I just came back from my vacation and am trying to get back into my blog-schedule. I'm glad to see things are going well for you.
Art school starts in just a few weeks, I'm very excited! Do you still have time for your art? Or are the chickens taking up all your time?

August 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBlue Eyed Night Owl

OMG! It's so awesome, I love it! I'm so jealous of your coop! My boyfriend has been hearing about how I want pet chickens ever since you posted about it the first time! LOL

August 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrigitte

Very impressive! I especially love the roofline. Gives it a fairytale feel.

August 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAubrey

ahhhhh i love seeing this how it is right now. It's really cool to see the progression of building through your blog! Can't wait to see the final painted version of it.

August 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercolin

looks stellar. i like the branch. :)

August 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlight foot

I love these pictures sooo much, the coop looks beautiful and the chickens look so healthy, thanks to you! Look forward to seeing it painted and soon, multcolored eggs!

August 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstainboy21

This is amazing! ( I am a friend of Gregg's from High School...saw the link on his Facebook post).
I have a friend who has chickens and they are so cute..they come when they are called...like dogs do! Your dogs are adorable too!
What do they think of the chickens?

August 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAbby Seymour

this is the best. you two are pretty inspiring, i cannot lie. seeing it in the raw stages to putting up the door with emery to finally seeing this is awesome.

August 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercooper

Awesome job Ms. Diaz!!! Everything looks so great!

August 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHadar

I *LIVE* for the roof.

August 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteralan

Absolutely *LOVE* that roof! I so want one - do you hire your hubby out for building work?? ;p Those chooks are so lucky!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbeka*b

OMG too cute! The coop is AMAZING and soo creative. The chickens are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO grown OMg !!!!!!!! it looks like u r doing more then an awesome job with them. <3

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRina

kinda is more luxurious than my house.... lol/went to highschool with Gregg!!!!!!

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJerri LaPage Haskell

How did the chickens grow so fast? What sweeties and their digs are the bomb. Nice, nice work!

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

holy wow! this is the fanciest coop i have ever seen! i need to send this link to my mom, she would love it :]

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteryourstrulydear

Hello, I love your coop. So much so that I am "borrowing" your color pallet. Would you please share the names of the colors and where you got them! :)

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTammi Peters

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