Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Coop Construction Continues
Construction continues apace on the Prairie Farm Chicken Home for Unwed Mothers. The house you see in the background is our neighbour. Way too close for comfort, but that's the way it goes.
We're using half of this old grain shed as a chicken coop and half as storage for tools and feed. There's still a lot of work to be done before it's ready for occupation and it's all beginning to fall nicely into place.
The Frenchman installed two brand new windows on the 'back' of the building that open so there will be lots of natural light and extra ventilation during the warmer summer months. Two air vets were also added on the north and side walls. The chicken door you see there has been sealed up. A new one was created that will give the girls access to the chicken run that will be constructed along one side and off the front.
The nesting boxes have been completed and are ready for a coat of paint and some pretty curtains. The wires you see hanging all over the place are there to provide temporary light for The Frenchman while he's working. They won't be staying.
Willow has inspected and approved the roost placement. A vintage door will be occupying that spot before long.
The pressure's on to complete everything. Our chicks arrive on May 30th and will spend some time in the house before moving into their permanent quarters approximately 6 weeks after that.