The panels are up, chicken wire installed and the hut assembled. The chickens are there now, too.
Residents of Forest View Place welcomed five brown point of lay hens on Saturday (May 1) afternoon, something recreation coordinator Nicole Weber said they’ve been looking forward to.
The new coop is the brainchild of local carpenter Daniel Boudreau, who will be naming it after his wife, Lynda.
The chickens have a large area in the green space to run around and eat bugs, while also giving the residents space to enter the enclosure and enjoy some time with them. The house design is interactive, allowing the residents to pull on various strings to open windows into the coop to see what’s going on.
It’s also accessible as the roosting boxes are at about hip height, so no one will need to bend over to collect eggs.