Starting this spring we began the trend of almost constantly being sold out of eggs, even to the point where there were so many orders for eggs, we’d literally go weeks with out eating eggs ourselves! Happy problem, right?! lol! I’ll take it. So anyway we’ve been wanting to expand our egg layer division, and as luck would have it a good friend and business associate of ours has a bunch of chickens for sale as he is moving and prefers to not move the birds, just start over. So he is selling 1 year old laying hens, for cheap, and we have to jump on the opportunity. For the past few days we’ve been working on our 2nd chicken coop, in preparation to bring home another 50 or so hens. Here are the pictures of this building adventure.
Built the frame, squared it, then brought it down to where we wanted it. Then we figured out where to dig the holes, set the posts and mounted the frame to the posts. This seems to be the best way to build critter houses on this slope.
Pallet floor installed
Look at that slope, holy cow.
Cute Rynae smile
Marlee crazy face
From under the floor
Down in the hollar
One of our cute kittens, this one is a girl named, Elsa.
Starting on the walls
Another cute kitten, this one’s name is Jose.
Rootzee, growing faster each day, and rooting my ankle, her favorite… it is her way of showing affection, but the bigger she gets the more this sign of affection hurts, lol!
Still going at my ankle
Next boxes, check!
Holes cut in the floor and ramps installed
One of the holes leading through the floor at the top of the ramp.
Paul and our kitty, Azreal
Azreal testing out the coziness of the nextboxes
Luna has joined him in testing the nest boxes
Here they both are… I feel they approve 🙂
Piggy back at my ankle
Jose again, such a cute cross eyed kitty 🙂
Gage picking up the pig… not for long though, lol
This kitty is Olaf.
Piggy sharing her food and water with her best buddy, Azreal.