Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Coop In The Making

This is where the coop started.  A whole bunch of reclaimed wood which we scrounged from others and some we had around.  Music Man had saved a bunch of particle board from becoming dumpster fodder a couple years ago and along with these boards and others like them...a new chicken Taj MaCoop is being born.
After much measuring, the cutting begins....

And here, he's placing the side to be soon screwed together...notice the orange square on the ground?  Gotta make it all true and in line.  Music Man does not do things halfway, when he sets to a project, it's going to come out nice, it's a given.

After he got it this far assembled, we placed it where the chicks will be living their happy little lives.  We carried it part of the way and dragged it the rest.  It's incredibly heavy!  Such a nice forsythia in the back, isn't it?  We figured it would be a nice wind block for them as it's located on the northwest side of the coop.  They are also located under a great shade tree to keep them cool in the summer and protected somewhat from the hawks we have everywhere here.

And now the roof goes on...

And this is where we're at today.  Music Man is juggling a new job (YAH!) with two other interviews and finishing finals at school along with being a dad and husband and now a homebuilder!  Okay, so it's practice for the chicken home, but it's looking great, don't you think?  He's going to be back at it this weekend and hopes to finish it, which we desperately need as the chicks are now officially pullets and WAY too big for the brooder box they are still in.

More on Music Man's new job in a future post...

Wishing you beloved coop builders of your own, ~Peacemom

1 comment:

Jennifer and Steve said...

Hi Vonnie! Everything is looking superb at your place. Great work on the coop. The chickens are adorable! The rain is really challenging us right now. We've still not been able to remove any sod and it looks like it will probably be at least another week but more likely two before we can! That really gets into planting time. :( Not much we can do though. Wishing you well!