This thing has been in the works for weeks. We need a moveable coop because 26 chickens can ruin a patch of ground permanently in under 6 months. And that’s after it starts stinking.
So – the new coop progresses! This isn’t the most recent stage; I just need to take pictures.
Here’s the bare bones.
The whole thing, when finished, will be just under 280 square feet. It’s designed to be hauled around by the tractor; it’s a bit heavy to pull by hand, especially when the fencing is all attached.
The coop will attach to one end, and there will be a little hen-breezeway between the coop and the tractor. With the coop, the birds will have over 300 square feet of space.
A hawk came and got one during Thanksgiving… so we are motivated to Get It Done!!
Which would explain why we were out there yesterday and today in 20-degree weather, trying to get it finished. We’re so close…