Saturday, May 4, 2013

Building our bawk bawk barracks!

Today we started building our chicken coop.  I think it looks amazing and I can't wait to get out there tomorrow and finish it!
 
 
 
The frame for the floor.
 
 
It might look crooked as hell but it is level :)
 


Starting the floor.
 
 
The floor almost finished.
 
 
Keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you are ready to screw something!!!
 
 
The blue prints for the chicken coop was all in Norseman's head.....I kept erasing some of the lines on him :)  I got quite a few of these looks today, while I was peppering him with questions.
 
 
Here he is lining the bottom of my nesting boxes with linoleum, so they are easier to clean out and they are pretty.

My nesting boxes being installed on the outside of the coop so I don't have to wade through shit everyday to collect my eggs :)
 
8 nesting boxes almost completed!
 
 
Hopefully tomorrow, after a quick run to the lumber store we can get it finished.  Our chicks are only 2 weeks old right now, so they won't need the coop for awhile.  I am planning on getting a few older laying hens until my chick's begin their own egg production, then it will be into the stew pot for the old biddy's.  :)
 
Also today, Norseman and I started a bunch of our garden seeds indoors.  We started broccoli, cauliflower, celery, red onions, cabbage, watermelon, pumpkins and 5 types of peppers....green, red, sweet,  poblanos and jalapenos.  Soon we must get back to finishing the green house before our home turns into a *little shop of horrors*.