Feeders made of sewer pipe and fittings
Beginning of rainwater catching system
Garden bed that helps divert water down the slope
Nice little landing to wheel up the wheelbarrow to make cleanup easy
All ready for the hens to move in
And they arrive June 5th
Our Rooster, Dick
Relaxing on their roost
UPDATE! We are almost ready, with just over a week to go. We go to the SWAP to pick up our chickens on June 5th.
Getting this one up, pallets are fun to build with.
Getting the base pallets put together.
Anchored to the big stump, that we plan to drill holes into, and insert sticks for a cool roost for the chickens. Back and sides up, now to put on the front ones.
Most of the front on.
Now to put these on the front in order to make enough space for us to be able to walk in there.
Here is the closed box before we put on the half skids for more clearance, and cut in the door.
Here are the skids up and the door cut in.
Where we left off today.
Where we left off today, we stacked rocks around the back and sides where there was any gaps between the bottom of the skids and the ground. Then in a spot in the back where the water would run down the hill, and would end up running under the coop we piled up a bunch of clay, dirt and some rocks to divert water around the side of the structure.
Here you can see where we stacked rocks up closing up the gaps between the bottom of the skids and the ground. Later we will mix up some concrete/mortar and pack it in around the rocks for added support, and piled up clay and dirt to fill a low spot at the center of the structure where water would have run in through the coop, this will hopefully divert water around the structure and down the hill. Soon we will put on the siding.
Here is the doorway, where behind it you can see another area where rocks were used to fill the gaps.
Beats digging! lol
2014-04-18 Progress as of yesterday afternoon, Timmy has put on another siding panel since then.
From the rear. Here you see how we scabbed together 3 pallets to use as “rafters” to mount the metal roofing too.
from the front
from the side closest to the rabbitry
From the front with all the pallet rafters in place.
from the rear
siding going up