Work Begins on the Chicken Coop

Well, my middle son Ryan, his wife Amanda, and my year and a half old grandson, Aiden had a fine 4th of July today! We worked on the chicken coop. All of us together and we had a ball! Well, okay, Aiden only kept the dog occupied, but he had fun watching his dad. This has been such a fun family project.

It is going to rain tonight, so we got the left over wood we didn’t have time to use covered up. I opted to not use treated lumber for the inside of the coop since it will all be covered and closed in … the 4×4’s are treated as they will be touching the soil, but the rest is above the ground.

view north from chicken coop
north view from chicken coop

It sits up off the ground about 8″ and we’ll use the old lattice from the garden fence to cover up the bottom of the chicken house from the ground up to the house.

In the back, by the raised beds, you can see an old tree trunk piece I rolled out there after having a tree removed that was ruined after the ‘big ice storm of ’07. (any of you in the midwest of the US will know what I mean) and it has turned into a nice sitting spot when I have company visit while I garden.

Can’t wait till our next work day. It has been making for nice family get togethers with my son and his family. We’re really enjoying it!

It’s a bit of a mess here, and you can see the whole run, the chicken wire doesn’t even look like it is there, but it is all around and across the top of the run. You can barely make out Red, but he’s in there. He watched us work all day long.

sloppy chicken coop building mess
our sloppy chicken coop building mess

As you can see below, we have some trimming to do and we miss judged a few things about the electrical pole… didn’t want to be so close to that. Okay, we’re not professional carpenters and it’s ONLY a chicken house, right?

Now, we’re in and waiting for the rain.

The south view of the chicken coop floor.
The south view of the chicken coop floor.
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