The ROOF is on the Chicken Coop

Roof Going UP!

Roof Going UP!

From the chicken run side closest to the house you can see how much progress we’re making! I will be able to go in the gate and be out of the rain and they will have some shelter from the rain and still be able to be outside… so long as the rain is not blowing sideways. LOL

We’ve stacked so many things off and on through the time we’ve been working on it that the wire is starting to sag in the middle, Errrr. But I think I can run some wire through it and it will be alright. Remind me, if I EVER build another chicken coop to NOT use ‘chicken wire’ it is a pain in the BUTT. Baby chicks get right through it, animals can push right through it.. it’s sort of good for nothing.

Ryan thinking out the chicken coop roof.

Ryan thinking out the chicken coop roof.

I rather liked this photo of shadow, thinking, trying to get things right. NOT being a carpenter I can only appreciate knowing how to build something like this easily and without SO MUCH EFFORT. Ryan had one semester of carpentry in high school VoTech and he’s done a fabulous job. I will be proud to say he built it for me for a very long time…

This weekend, at the beginning, when we thought we were going to be finishing up (ha ha!) he said… “I wish this could last a lot longer…” Awww… I’m such a lucky mom! But I quickly informed him that I had PLENTY of indoor projects to keep us busy over the winter! 🙂

3 comments for “The ROOF is on the Chicken Coop

  1. jxbxm4
    December 15, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    I love our little chicken coop. What started out as a simply sketch on grid paper turned into the chicken mansion. If I was a chicken….ponders….i would love to live there.

    you wont be forgotten.

  2. December 16, 2008 at 11:07 pm


    Same here. I found one of his feathers sticking straight up out of the ground today…. after that big blustery day, it just got stuck out there, as if to say, “Hey!! Don’t forget me!” He was one of the most beautiful roosters I had ever seen.

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