Here’s a view of the other barn that you can’t see on HenCam. It is a post and beam barn, made from New Hampshire white pine. It is a wonderful space. One of those buildings that makes you feel good when you are in it. Yes, I know it’s rather extravagant for chickens, but I love big antique barns, and I’ll never have one, so I treated myself to this.
The sink in front looks like soapstone, but it’s not. It’s actually a 1960’s lab sink from a school. The legs are vintage, from an 1910 farm sink. Also, the screen door to the chicken run is Victorian. I love salvage yards!
There are Dutch doors on both sides of the barn, which gives it good air flow in the heat of summer.
I use old ladders for roosts. The white brackets were for a shelf, but the chickens roosted there. What a mess. I took it down. I have a collection of old farm license plates – even one that says egg dealer!
The interior you see here is half of the barn, the other half is storage AND a small, 4 x 4 stall, that we use for chicks, sick hens, etc. One of these days, I’ll get another critter. An alpaca? A pair of heritage geese? Two mini-donkeys? What do you think?