Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Long Awaited Chicken Coop

It's done!  Well, almost.  I still have to paint it and we still want to put a fence up.  We have it now so that the chickens can go into the garden.  Hey, they can eat the leftovers and fertilize the place all at the same time.  Works for me!
Isn't it cute!!!

Hubby just bent the cattle panel around into the garden.  We have rabbit wire on the bottom of the panels so it works nicely.  We like to have the chickens to be able to get under the building.  That way they can get out of the sun and still enjoy some nice breezes.  I am still planning on getting some boards down and the fence nailed to them so that the fence around the bottom is sturdier. We don't want anything getting in that way.

See those posts back there?  That's where the back of the permanent fence is going to be.  Those chickens sure are going to have a nice big space.

Hubby designed the coop so that we don't have to go inside to collect the eggs.  Good idea Hubby!!!

The chickens really seem to like it!  I will make a suggestion here, if you are ever going to build a chicken coop, put linoleum down on the floor.  It makes clean up sooooo much easier.  Just sweep it all out.  No sticking poop on the floor.

You may also notice that there isn't very many chickens in this coop.  If you'll remember, we had bought about 24 chickens just a few weeks ago.  Well, Jack decided that once again he was going on the rampage.  We had had enough.  We were either going to give him away, or fix the coop.  As you can see, every one wins.  And from the looks of it, everyone is happy.  All of the many roosters anyway.  I think I see chicken dinners in my future.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, chicken coop owner.


Frank and Fern said...

Good for you, SFG. Looks like you'll have plenty of chicken for dinner. It's always nice to accomplish a goal.


DFW said...

Looks great. It's so nice to have a finished project under your belt.

The Kelly's Adventures in KY said...

How fun! Glad its a win-win-win on the coop! I agree with the linoleum floors. You can jazz up the coop with color, AND have easy cleanup!