By Jennifer Etheridge-Robertson, Texas
Photos Courtesy of Jennifer Etheridge
Walter (aka Pete) and Jennifer Robertson are happy to have completed the fourth and final, “Tiny House Chicken Coop.”
Pete is a retired commercial builder and project manager. Jennifer retired from the sewing notions and fabric industry. Pete’s creative designs and expertise and Jennifer’s experience in fabric and interior design work hand in hand. Sometimes it is almost dangerous when the wheels begin to turn! These two spent seven years remodeling an old farmhouse they call home, including the tiny houses for their birds surrounding the property. The property is hilly and heavily wooded, which is perfect for keeping the birds cool in the extreme Texas heat (along with the help of fans).
These two senior citizens enjoy showing their birds in the American Poultry Association shows and making new friends. It is like a family reunion to visit at the poultry shows with so many experienced and fun people, they said. It isn’t about the winning or losing — it is the chance to share and show dedication to their breeds. They strive to improve their birds and encourage future generations by mentoring them.
They added: “Thanks to all of the artists whose amazing posters added such beauty to this coop!”
Read more about their adventures at fuzzychickens.com.
Originally published in the October/November 2016 issue of Backyard Poultry.