Friday, May 22, 2009

Enclosing the Coop

Dude, what is taking so long? Aren't we supposed to be in a coop by now?

This week Farmer Rick has been enclosing the coop framing with new 3/4 inch plywood. This will likely be covered on the exterior by recycled wood later for a nicer look.

We are very proud that most of this building is made of recycled materials. I'm not sure how the chickens feel about it.

It's starting to feel very solid thanks to the plywood.

Even the temporary wall gets some.

Some of our recycled boards have a nice, weathered look. You can see we've used them in specific places where they will show, like over the door...

and also over the hardware cloth joints for added strength.

Here's a nice detail of the old wood on the inside vents.

The south wall is blocked from the harsh afternoon sun by a grove of trees, otherwise we would not have put in the windows. You can see the hole where the chicken door will eventually go.

They will have a pretty nice view entering the coop. Now what's left is building the chicken and people doors, and putting on a temporary roof before we can move the chicks out of our house.

Hurry up! It's getting very crowded in here!

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