The City Girl Farmer

Finally Finished the Door
February 12, 2010, 6:31 pm
Filed under: Chickens, Goats, Maintenance

Thomas next to the coop door he designed

We had been working on this off and on for a few months and finally decided to get it finished.  Can you see where it says “Chikin Coop” across the top in purple chalk?  That’s how you know where you are. 🙂

He designed it with a hen-sized hole so that the chickens could come and go as they pleased during the day.  The only problem with that, as we soon discovered, was that young goats can get their heads in but are too stupid to figure out how to get them out again.

It was hilarious to come out and see a goat on his front knees, his butt in the air, bleating to be set free.  The door had caught him in the act of trying to steal chicken feed.

We have decided to just keep the door closed for now.   We will be having baby goats in the spring (you can’t say “kids” when you’re my age or people panic) and we don’t want them to endure the plight our little wether did.

Thomas locking the slider into place