When I received the photos of Dickie Bird Farm, it was the rural ambiance that attracted me to this entry.
The rich monotone browns of the barn wood and the sunlight through the chinks in the boards gives it an almost candlelit glow. Our barn is like this, and you can see the hay particles float through the air like sparkling fairies. This is my favorite type of coop. Earthy, rustic and beautifully plain.
I also fell in love with the vintage feed sack murals that they have on the coop walls. I must admit, I am slightly obsessed with old feed and flour sacks. I decorate with them all over our home. I turn them into pillows, wall hangings, or just fold them neatly and display them in a basket. The murals were a major factor in Dickie Bird Farm’s feature.
This amazing coop belongs to farmer/homesteader Ivory Harlow. Like Zach and I here at Iron Oak Farm, she is not only a chicken enthusiast, but also raises turkeys.
The breeds that call Dickie Bird Farm Home include Buff Orpington, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Welsummer and Black Australorp chickens and Blue Slate, Bronze Standards, Red Bourbon and White Broad Breasted turkeys.
Old feed sacks inspired the murals on the side of our coop. A collection of antique tools found around the barn and property lines adorn the other exterior wall. We hope the décor makes the chickens’ house a home.