When There’s Trouble in the Chicken Coop

A few days ago, I was working in my she – shed, and I heard a loud squawking coming from the chicken coop.

If you aren’t a chicken owner, let me give you a crash course in Chickenese.

Of course, roosters crow, and they’ll do it any time of the day.

From a distance, crowing sounds quaint.  When it’s outside your bedroom window, you start planning a chicken dinner.

We don’t have any roosters, because we don’t plan to hatch eggs.

… and because we have enough men at our house. 🙂

Soft peeping sounds mean the chickens are content.  All is well in their chicken world.

Loud clucking means one of the girls laid an egg and wants the entire neighborhood to know about it.

Loud squawking from the flockthat means trouble.

These chicken wire wall bins are perfect for farmhouse bathroom storage - www.knickoftime.net

So when I heard loud squawking from all our girls, I flew out of my chair and ran outside, just in time to see a fox trying to find a way into the coop.

Looking a little like a chicken myself, I started flapping my arms and yellowing, and the fox disappeared into the trees.

Disaster was averted, and within a few minutes, the girls went back to pecking for bugs on the ground.

Inside my house, there’s more trouble though, and I’m seriously embarrassed to show you, but this is what the inside of my bathroom storage closet looks like.

I have everything except the kitchen sink in there, leaving very little room for towels.

messy bathroom storage cabinet

The whole closet is due for a makeover, but until that happens, I found a storage solution my chickens would love!

bathroom storage farmhouse style wall bin - www.knickoftime.net

The good folks at Marmalade Mercantile came to my rescue, and sent me these Wall Storage Bins.

They look like chicken nesting bins, and have a metal chalkboard label on each bin.

chicken wire storage bin (1)

We buy the large, extra soft toilet paper, and 18 of them can fit into the three bins, but I’m using one of the bins to hold hand towels.

Organize and store bathroom essentials with these chicken wire storage bins - www.knickoftime.net

Marmalade Mercantile is offering a 15% discount for my readers.  Use the code KnickofTime15 when you check out to apply the discount.

Shop for vintage style farmhouse decor at Marmalade Mercantile

Here are a few more things from their shop that I love.

Their Feed Sack Kitchen Towels are so my style!

I would love to make more pallet  framed feed bags with them… but wouldn’t these make great pillows too!

Feed sack kitchen towels for farmhouse decor - www.knickoftime.net

This Large Blue Storage Canister holds 3.8 quarts, and comes with interchangeable labels.

Retro style farmhouse blue storage canister - www.knickoftime.net

And I love, love, love the Country Market Burlap Tote

Rustic burlap market tote with country style! - www.knickoftime.net

Stock up on your favorite finds now with the discount code!

I was provided with the wall bins at no cost, but I love Marmalade Mercantile, and all opinions are my own.

Vaya con Dios,


Please know that Knick of Time uses affiliate links, including but not limited to Amazon to help keep this blog up and running.


  1. Love the wall basket and the way that you used it and the chicken/rooster story is too funny!

  2. The wall bins are wonderful! Sounds like a great site!
    And I’m glad your chickens are okay!

  3. Marlene Stephenson says

    Thanks Angie,I love those feed sack towels.

Speak Your Mind


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.