Monday, August 23, 2010

A Week Later... and

The coop is almost ready!!

Can't Wait!! The kids and I finished painting the nesting boxes, see??

Jason and Lucy did most of the pen ~ Lucy has been sick with a cough over the past, QUITE a few days, and Jason stayed home with her while we went to church. They were able to get the posts set and a few other things completed.
Vents are in!!

Posts anchored!!
On Sunday they got a great deal done, the whole frame for the pen, and the frame around the pop door. We aren't able to build the pen right next to the building, because the roof of the coop sticks out. Jason is handy and made a little tunnel that is predator proof between the run and the building.
Today, Jason was able to get the hardware cloth up around the run. He had plenty of help!

There are a few more items that need to be finished: The tin roof, sand in the run, hardware cloth on the windows, a pop door needs to be made, some more painting, and a few chickens then we can call it good!! (I guess some bedding, a feeder and a waterer may be necessary too!)

The Coop is 8 x 4, and the Run is 8 x 8... I think our 6 chickens will be happy chickens!! In the near future they will have a nice piece of the yard that they can free range, a little fence building/modifactions need to be had.


At August 26, 2010 at 3:18 PM , Blogger Sandylee7 said...

Just curious:
1) Are you buying the chickens with clipped wings or are you going to do that yourself?
2) Are these for eggs only? Or are they future drumsticks and the like?

At August 26, 2010 at 5:40 PM , Blogger Ida Hangartner said...

I don't believe thier wings are clipped however, they are heavy birds, so I don't believe they are suppose to be flighty. And your other question, they are mostly going to be pets and egg providers. I don't think we are going to use these first ones as "meaties". :)

At August 26, 2010 at 7:40 PM , Blogger Robin said...

I think they are going to be very happy little chickens!
I hear chickens are very smart and if tamed make good pets!


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