Scenes from our Hen House
The big hen-house is an old building dating back to around the 1930’s. I believe at one time it may have been used to house chickens. When we purchased our home, this building was used by the previous owner as storage and it housed a refrigerator and deep freezer, lots of canning supplies and canned goods. We continued to use it for storage for many years, but in the back of my mind, I always thought it would be a great hen-house.
The building is now used for laying eggs, there is an opening that goes down into the run and roosting area.
I’ve covered the walls with old sheet music and a Waverly wallpaper with chickens. Decorations include an old cuckoo clock, silver platter and china plates. A gilded mirror for the girls to primp in makes me smile. An orange baby crib my dad made for me when I was a little girl for my dolls, it is now a favorite spot to lay eggs. Vintage curtains in the window and fresh flowers and herbs for the girls to enjoy. It is a sweet little spot, many years in the making. It was my dream for almost thirty years to turn this building into a hen-house, I’m so happy this dream came true.