Lauren Scheuer and I have become great friends over our common love for chickens. We spoil our girls. We love them deeply and are constantly entertained by their antics. So, you can imagine my excitement when I finally got to meet the girls I knew so dearly through her blog!
It was a cold January morning when I met the girls. There they were; Fern, Pigeon, Lucy, Daisy and Lil’ White. Lauren shared some treats as an icebreaker. At first they were afraid of me, until I squatted on the ground in the run and said hello in my best chicken voice. Somehow, the language is universal and they all came over one by one to greet me.
Her run and coop are covered and are designed with an A-frame roof. It is perfect for rain and snow to melt away and never create too much weight. She covers the hardware cloth with plastic sheeting in the Winter to help minimize the girls’ exposure to the elements. This also serves to keep the portion of the run closest to the coop sheltered. A ramp leads up to the entry door of the coop. A heated dog bowl in the covered run keeps their water from freezing in the winter and food is available at all times. Play things are abundant including logs, treat containers and perches. Lauren tells me that her best idea was adding play sand to this portion of the run.
Inside the coop, there are a variety of perches of different widths and heights to meet every chicken’s desire. Lauren uses pine shavings on the floor. Despite her best efforts, poor Fern always needs to retire at night with the help of Lauren. The coop has a large window that faces the morning sun. It is perfect for early risers and wonderful to give outsiders a glimpse in.
Soon enough, the cold began to nip at our noses and we needed to return inside to the warmth of the house and get ready for our day trip to the Poultry Congress.
Lauren reminded Marky of his chicken duties. I watched the two of them communicate without words. It was clear he understood.
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Photo Credits: Tilly’s Nest
16 thoughts on “Tour de Coop: Scratch and Peck”
Poor little Lucy.
I love Scratch and Peck! Such wonderful drawings and words! Thanks for sharing your visit!
oh dear, our nature is just pure wealth!
Aww your so lucky … some day I'll have chickens too 😀
Daisy Looks just like the chickens on the quilt I'm learning to make 😀
Oh I love scratch and peck. I love all her cute and expressive drawings and little chicken sketch stories. What a cute coop and a big yard!
It is amazing how happy Lucy is mybabyjohn/Delores. She is incredibly loved and it shows.
Thank you everyone for such sweet comments. Daisy is a Rhode Island Red.
Melissa, what fun to see my world through your eyes! Your photos and descriptions are beautiful — how did you manage to avoid taking pix of all the chicken-poo and flotsam and jetsam? And what an awesome time we had chattin' chickens ALL DAY LONG. I look forward to visiting you and your flock next!!
Lauren, the pleasure was all mine. Thank you for allowing me to come into the world of Scratch and Peck. Yes, Tilly and the girls can't wait for you to come our way 🙂 Thank you again!
OMChicken!!! I am sooo jealous… You got to meet Marky! World's coolest doggie!
What a fun day you both must have had. Thanks for sharing it with us!
Great coverage and beautifully written appreciation of/for my wonderful, talented daughter, Lauren, and her flock!
I love Fern. I have an Easter Egger that looks a lot like her, named Dumpling. 🙂
Great photos and story and that looks like the famous Marky!
This is one of my favorite post. The coop is beautiful. I too put play sand in mine. My girls love it.
Thank you so much for taking a peek and your sweet words Tom Sawyer, Carri, Helen and Charlotte! I look forward to reading your comments as much as I love to create each post. I so happy you enjoyed the tour.
I loved the virtual tour de coup! Thanks for sharing!
Love it – great inspiration to improve my chickens run!!