Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Our coop du jour

We are finally finished with our chicken coop!  All we need now is a half dozen hens to move in :)  We had a great time building this together and learned so much. 


We got this paint at home depot on the reject rack for 7 dollars.
 
 

This was baby girls first time painting, she did such a good job.
 
 

Laying a shingle for an overhang.
 
 

Norseman and I decide we didn't like our Hammer windows, it was to much ventilation, so we ending up changing it.  The paint for the trim, we got at Ace hardware on the reject rack for 5 bucks.  Both cans of paint were 1 gallon exterior semi-gloss.
 
 

We built a roost out of downed trees on our land.
 
 


We also decide not to waste 50 bucks or so on scrap linoleum for the chickens to crap on, instead Norseman came up with the idea to lay a tarp on the floor, and cover it with straw.  So when it is time to clean the coop, all we have to do is pull the tarp out of the *poop shoot* and drag it to the compost pile. 


Here is our cute little coop all finished! 
 
 

A view from the side with our rabbit hutch included.  Norseman also trimmed up the trees around them.
 
 

 The chicken Hoff is complete!



The back/side of the coop.



Drink up Norseman!  You earned it!