Thursday, September 12, 2013

Swedish Flower Hens are a Hatching!

Swedish flower, pure bred, straight run 24 hour old as of this posting. $10 each. Call Ty for more info! These will go fast!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Recent Inquiry

Hello to all of our CbT family, friends, and future clients!

We would like to take a moment to address and respond to a recent inquiry and accusation that our chickens are unhealthy. Where this came from we have no clue. However, we have deduced that it possibly could have occurred because of my recent battle with camphylobacter.

Camphylobacter is a bacteria-borne illness which the CDC did not even recognize until 1972. It was merely seen as "Traveler's Diarrhea". And typically you get camphylobacter from eating undercooked chicken. At the time of my infection, I was vegetarian so chicken was out. I had been sublicensed to do wild animal rescue. I had recently rehabilitated 2 baby raccoons, and we believe this is where I got it from.

At no point, back in June nor anytime during the summer or now have our chickens or baby chicks ever had any serious health related issues. We worm twice a year. We dust for lice. And during the early spring, most of Ellis county did have coccidiosis running about and we treated for it and had no losses.

We have given away - FREE - hundreds of baby chicks to our customers and never have had any complaints. Never. The only complaint we ever got was, "Hey Ty, this is a rooster, can you please take it back?" And we always have. As many of you know our clients are not just customers, they are family to us. When one of them has a question about chickens or rabbits, Ty is quick with a response.

I am insulted by the accusation for not only my immediate family here at the farm but for our clients as well. We do our absolute best to insure quality chicks to match our gorgeous coops. Ty had had many inquiries from people not needing coops but wanting some of our chicks so he recently posted an ad offering to hatch chicks for people. He enjoys the process of gathering eggs, candling them, insuring a good hatch, and monitoring baby chicks their first few weeks; it's like a hobby for him. Anyone who would like to come and get chickens or coops from us is more than welcome here at the farm. Our chickens and rabbits are spoiled rotten daily with a variety of scraps, quality feed, and fresh water.

For more info on camphylobacter. I am better now. In part due to the outpouring of support from our client "family" who prayed for me, brought me plants, brought me soup, and were continually asking Ty how I was doing. The love I have received over the last few months has been abundant and I am deeply grateful - thank you!

In over a year, we have never had anyone disappointed that we know of - with chicks, coops, or dealing with Ty (or Bry, or me!). If anyone has questions, comments, or concerns, please call Ty directly at 214-399-8401.
He would be more than happy to talk to ya!

with much love and respect,
Kay <3

Saturday, August 24, 2013

This Week

I will be updating the website this week. Stay tuned for some awesome new coops including our newest design the "Nita"! 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Thank You

To all of the wonderful people who came and visited with us today and to the great folks at our Waxahachie TSC-

And remember if you have any questions about our work or the animals please just send us a shout via text, email, or phone call! 

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Coops by Ty @ TSC Waxahachie

We will be at Tractor Supply in Waxahachie for Pet Appreciation Week tomorrow from 9 until...

Come on by and see us!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Coops: Chicken Village

4x12 Totally modded coop for moi!

Basically, we had this idea of Chicago Brownstones, how they all sit next to each other with different roof pitches and door colors and it just blossomed into this. I am so very proud of this coop and I want to thank Ty for making it for me, for always humoring my whims and just getting creative with it. Thanks babe. ;)

Ok, here is specs:
4x12 divided into 4 (4x3's give or take, we fudged a little on some of our bigger birds and gave them more room but they don't know that) separate coops each with its own roosting area, and grazing area. Each of the four roosts have individual drop-down back doors for easy egg retrieval.

And if anyone knows of ANYONE who may have Sicilian Buttercups (purebreds), please send us a holler - we are in desperate need of a rooster as we have five very lonely Italian girls. ;)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Coops: Baby Run

2.5'x5'x30"(height) great little pen for chicks, rabbits, etc. Originally built for our ducklings until they outgrew it. Could be bottom wired or custom modded to suit your needs.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Coops: Gonzales

4x6 "Huniu" with full-slant roof. Great little coop for this darling family!

Coops: Morgan

6x8 with special hardware and custom white paint. During building, we kept calling it "the Martha Stewart". It really turned out quite nice, the white really popped in the landscape. Customer will be putting in a solar door to the roost as well. Beautiful coop for a lovely young lady!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Hutches: Schlosser

Mini-Chateau as Rabbit Hutch with double pans. The perfect little hutch for a girl's bunnies.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Coops: Olmsted

Great coop! 4x8 Chateau with clients antique farm equipment wheels. This was really cool and we are super excited about it!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Baby Blues

Our beloved Apple is gearing up for birth this Sunday. As many of you may know, the last time she popped our four beautiful blue-eyed rabbits! We are keeping our fingers crossed! If you are interested in getting on the waiting list for a blue-eyed bunny full of joy, please contact Ty for more info and pricing.

This is a picture from another one of our Mamma's, Perse. A darling blue-eyed baby boy named Oreo!

Coops: Ethridge

4x8 "Huniu" (aka, part showgirl, part chateau) darling coop!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Price Changes

Greetings to all our clients!

First of all, we want to thank you for all your continued appreciation of our work! This business is built on you!

Unfortunately, quarterly price checks on wood did not fair well for us and you may have noticed an increase in pricing. For this, we sincerely apologize though we understand we cannot do anything about it.

If you have spoken with Ty prior to today, your price will be the former. However, any new bids will be based on the current pricing.

It is fair to say, if the price of lumber comes back down, so will ours. And if it goes up again, so will we. Our hands are tied on this. We believe in quality and craftsmanship - our chicken coops are "yard art." And we will not start skimping on quality of wood just to get a lower price.

We hope that you will continue to enjoy your coops, hutches and greenhouses. And maybe one day someone will order one of my darling arbors! ;)

Everyone have a GREAT week!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Coops: Wilson

4x8 Chateau with these great new handles with bar for easier rolling!The handles lift out from around the door, and then you insert a tube through the handles so it really gives you something to hold onto. This was really a cute coop!

Coops: Dobelbower

Awesomely huge and magnificent 6x8 Chateau. This one was a first for us in this size.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hutches: Justin

Frame built around the clients cage, which we then divided into two.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Coops: Landon

The "Huniu" is turning out to be one of the most requested coops by name. It's sleek, simple style combines both elements of the open-roofed "Showgirl" and the charm of the "Chateau". This is a great example of one!

This coop also had bottom wire for extra protection from digging critters.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Coops: Almour

We love it when our clients are so excited about getting chickens and having fresh eggs especially when it is their first time. :) Another great 4x8 Chateau!

Thursday, March 28, 2013


Happy Easter Y'all!

Ty, Kay and Bry here @ CBT :)

As a sidenote, we are AWESOMELY busy! We are running about 4-6 weeks out right now. So if you need to get a hold of us with your PRESSING AND URGENT chicken coop needs PLEASE TEXT Ty @ 214-399-8401 while we have tried to return every call, we have honestly missed some. For this, we sincerely do apologize. And if you have been lost in our (ahem) spring swamp - please shoot us a text and give us a try.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Hutches: Cleary

Darling little rabbit boxes for client's naturalization area (which by the way, is SUPER cool ;)Unfortunately, I cannot find the pictures I took of them! I know I did, I really know I did. Hopefully, I will find them soon. :(

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Saturday with Ty

In a rare event, Ty had the weekend off (read: working for me!)

I know all you ladies and gents looking at those home improvement center arbors are going to be so jealous of this one!

And well, I am a spoiled little girl who just had to have something for my Crepscule rose to grow up on.

Thank you Ty! I really, REALLY love it!!!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Coops: New Design: The Mini

Earlier in the week, I asked Ty to build me something small for our Cornish Hens. We only have two and I suggested why not build something small "Chateau" like.

During the construction I asked, "What are we going to call this?" And Ty replied, "...the mini Alpine Palace!" Of course, lol. And so The Mini is born!

We are SO excited about this new coop! This is the PERFECT size coop for a few - 3, 4, maybe 5 small to medium birds. We think it would be great for all you metro-area backyard chicken folks who live in neighborhoods that are now allowing chickens. We love it and we think you will too!

This one measures: 3x4x3 However, like all our designs they can be altered to suit your individual needs.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Aviary: Sean

Client wanted us to build an aviary! We have had a lot of inquiries about outdoor aviaries and we were tickled to build one finally!
He was going to add in nestboxes into the solid panel in the back of the aviary.

Size on this one is: 5x8

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

Hutches: Sherrill

Rabbit Hutch 3x4x5'5". Great design for two rabbits, two-story in each compartment. Would be a fabulous breeder cage!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Spring is...almost...

What's that you say? That would be baby BUNNIES!!! Yes! We have BUNNIES! Our adorable Californian Cross Apple (mom Gwynnie was Californian, dad B.B. is a mini-lop) gave us the most wonderful assorted bundles of wonder - great grandchildren! - oh how much fun watching rabbit lineage has been for me.

The father is the handsome Half-Lionhead Blue-eyed Kutcher Wayne. So we are anticipating some BLUE eyes!!! We will be asking $50 for blue eyes, $25 for all others. These babies have been held since day 1. They will be sweet!!!

There is a LIST forming for these adorable little ones! If you want on, please send an email to

We have:

2 Black & White
2 White (one white has an ear nip)
2 Red & White

We will be breeding again soon so expect more.