Originally we'd planned to make a tiny movable coop, then our neighbors gutted their house and let us take all their old beams. So we decided to use them to build a shed, This way we could park the quad in it, and I would finally be able to use our garage for car parking. Sounds like a great idea right?
I guess in theory it still is, but had I known all that goes into building something that big, I think I would have backed out immediately. First we had to demolish a huge pine tree, because chickens have to be a certain distance from the house.
Then once the thing was built we realized we couldn't just paint the plywood, we had to add siding first of course. Let's not forget we learned that chickens like to be outside. I know, how dumb are we for not figuring this out earlier, and we thought, silly us! Instead of also building an outdoor pen, let's just fence in our yard. Surely that will be more efficient than building a pen.
|The inside of the coop|
|A few of the chickens|
|One week old Turkeys|
|8 week old Turkeys|