Saturday, August 14, 2010

Kitchen Cabinet DIY - Cut Trim

One brave hen laid her egg in the top divided nest box and the other egg was laid in the bottom nest box next to the plastic crate I put in there yesterday.

Here is a link to photos of the nest box set up I built that shows the doors to the nest boxes open and shut. I like being able to walk in the front part of the coop and open doors to check for eggs, but I think I have too many nests for our sixteen chickens.

The two ground eggs were laid in the wood shaving I put down under the roosts. I'll have to put a layer of dirt down over the shavings. I think the hens may get confused about where to lay their eggs?

The kitchen was dark and had dark wood cabinets. I thought I would try open shelving and paint the cabinets a light color. So, that's where I am... still in the DIY process, but nearing completion. The upper cabinets are the last step.

I was at the miter saw or in the kitchen all day getting the cabinets emptied ready to paint, and trim cut and nailed.

Trim? Oh! Good grief... I had forgot about the trim. I searched through all the scrap trim wood and it took pieces of four different kinds of trim to make it all the way around. Tomorrow I can paint!

I'm going to have to take a day or two and spend them at the computer catching up on blog reading and commenting. I try to do a few every day, but I am way behind.
Peek at the Past
It's been a year since Morgan was hurt.
(August 14, 2009)

(4 eggs today)
2 on the ground.
I guess it will take time for the hens
to get used to the new nest box setup.



Melodie said...

I have a few hens that just refuse to lay in the nest boxes..they are destined for the soup pot if they don't get their act together!

Jennifer said...

I like the way you did the nest boxes, good idea.

lisa said...

That is going to beautiful when you are done Callie!

Marie Anne said...

I've still got to fix the outside nest boxes on the big coop, but the girls are now laying in the shavings in the bottom of the coop, or the old dishpans I put back up (tore down the spot where they were before).

For several weeks they were laying in the outside nest boxes of the newer little coop, and I have no idea why they stopped.

I did find one egg on the ground behind the little coop last week, just laying in the dirt/grass. I think it must have been one of the younger pullets, because the others have been laying for 8 months and have never found one outside of the coop before.

LindaG said...

Take some time to relax after you're done. :)
Cabinets are looking good. I thought about open cabinets, but hubby said no. haha.

Have a good week! :)

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

The poor chickens are confused.. Mom thought of you this am one of the neighbors was out looking for her lost chicken!!
The cabinets are going to look awesome..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

John Gray said...

there is always one that will park her bun somewhere strange!

Becky's Barnyard said...

The nest boxes look good. I need to clean mine and I think I need to add on to my house. It is so hot here I just can't go out. Maybe next month.