Monday, August 29, 2011

The Building of a Chicken Coop

We always have a least one project going on.  Last year at about this time Jeff and the boys gutted and rebuilt the boys' bathroom.  You can see that project here.  The current project is building a chicken coop for our laying hens who should start laying eggs in the next month or two.  A few weeks ago the guys built the base of the new coop. It was a little tricky as the ground is not level.  There is lots of practical learning going on and the boys are gaining many great skills as they work.

Saturday they began constructing the walls after a trip to Lowe's.

Here Aaron and Jordan work together on the frame.  One wall is already up.

It takes all of them to get the job done.  Jackson loves to be out working with his daddy!!

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Jeff and Jackson stand behind the wall.  I think it's looking good!

Now there are two walls completed.  The door will face the house and a couple of windows will be added for ventilation.  You can see the gambrel roof frame on the floor.

And, yes, we have a huge unfinished barn/workshop/storage building behind the new chicken coop.  Hopefully, it will be completed one day.

Jackson is proud of the work that has been done.

You can find the plans that Jeff is using right here:  He will make adaptions to include nesting boxes, ventilation and a chicken exit.  ; )


Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Thanks for sharing this post and the link.

We are going to get some new chickens soon, and I am interested in new coop designs!


luckybunny said...

Looks like you got a lot of work done, great design too!

thechattymommy said...

Awesome job!
What a great thing to share with the kids.

Anonymous said...

That looks great. Tell your boys they're doing a super job. :)

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