Friday, June 11, 2010

Progress

I am making slow but good progress on the chicken coop. In case you hadn't noticed I could turn this blog into a chicken blog sooooo easily! ;-) I can't help it. I love my chickens.


Anyway. Here are some pictures of the progress:

The window, made with a piece of scrap plexiglass found in the basement.
Here, A demonstrates the function of the nest boxes. Now to get the girls to actually lay in the nest boxes and not in the straw on the floor of the coop! I think I need to make them more private, or something.This shows the nest boxes from the inside of the coop and the roosting bars. And the feeder. The door you see a sliver of on the left has a chicken sized door in it. I plan to keep the big door shut and the little door open, except when I need to get in the coop for some reason. The food and water will be moved to inside the run and the whole run is secure, so the girls can come and go as they please.

And here is the whole shebang! A little nicer than that drawing I made last time, huh? This is most definitely the biggest thing I have ever built by myself. Well, almost by myself. My father in law was a huge help getting me started. I am pretty happy with it. Yay, me!! It is not perfect, but the chickens like it and that is what counts!!

Now to get shingles up on the roof, siding on the two outer sides of the coop and paint everywhere else. Oh, and finish the planting around the edges.

4 comments:

Stephanie said...

Yay, you! It looks awesome!

heymom said...

I can't even barely hang a picture!:-) Needless to say, I am IMPRESSED! If I was to ever be a chicken, I'd like to be owned by you!

Flo said...

You are awesome! So impressed.

Jamie Love said...

i'll have to learn some tips from you, about to make ourselves one as well....5 chickens arriving in sept :)