The Other Barn

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!

barn with chickensThere are Dutch doors on both sides of the barn, which gives it good air flow in the heat of summer.

inside hen houseI 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?

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