Monday, June 13, 2011

Hippie Chicks Chicken Coupe!

After I retired last fall, I made some squawking noises about wanting some chickens. I even found a pattern for a cool movable chicken coop that hubby could build. Everyone here thought I was nuts, so I kinda-sorta gave up the idea for the time being. However, younger son, Adam, must have had chickens on the brain all winter because a few weeks ago he decided to convert an old "hippie" van to a chicken coop and got 10 chicks from a friend. I know our neighbors are trying to sell their house, which is a 2.2 acre chunk of our now 37 acre property. Fortunately you can't quite see the "Hippie Chicks Chicken Coupe" (coupe - pun intended) from their house to ours. Here's Adam using his "new" dozer to pull the old van out of the bushes where it's lived for the past 20 years or so after it quit running.
My...doesn't it look nice? See the decorative moss? And doesn't Adam look proud of himself? 
Can you believe we were able to buy this van that included this fabulous artwork for no extra cost? The art alone was worth what we paid for it way back when - a couple hundred dollars, I think ;-) It used to have phsychedelic mushrooms painted on the outside too, but I guess they all faded or washed off over the years :-(
Building the nexting boxes
Cute little chicken ramp
A nice chicken "blind" on one side - open for sunny days and closed for dismal ones - gotta keep those Hippie Chicks Happy!
I'm not so much feelin' the free love here on the back end - looks too much like a prison van!
And a couple days later, here come da Hippie Chicks! All hap-hap-happy in their new Hippie Chicks Chicken Coupe!

And Adam's GF, Katie, did some awesome art work on the chicken blind...
Ohhh...it's bringing the 60s back to me...Sky River Rock Festivals and all...sorry, new prospective neighbors, but when you move to the country, it ain't gonna be like the city...PEEP PEEP!

9 comments:

Missy said...

That is great! :)

Cathy said...

Simply adorable. Although I am a city girl I would like to have the van as a decoration without chicks.

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

LOL now this is the best way to re-cycle... I love it... fun fun fun!!! Yes it does look like the Hippie Chicks are happy in their new home! After a couple of weeks you can let them out during the day.. they will come back inside at dusk by themselves... aren't chickens amazing ;)
Cute...
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gin said...

very original I must say. but as long as the chicks are happy!

BettyAnn Maki said...

I love it, thanks for posting it.

Val said...

Wonder if those chickens would like a framed picture of my chicken scratch hanging in the van?
I think this is the smartest thing ever! I love chickens too. I don't have any but hope to one day when our traveling around slows down.

Susie said...

This is too funny and a really awesome way of recycling. I love it!

Twi-Lin said...

I think big foot may have used it before the chicks took over with the moss & all. :) This is actually a very clever idea! Enjoy the hippie chicks!

Yarni Gras! said...

I just wet my pants! I mean, this is hysterical, I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!