This was my original plan....
This is the existing coop, I hinged the windows to open out and wired on the inside to give air ventilation
I made up some goatmilk paint for the walls to brighten it up
and then built in this partition. I also bought cheap linoleum for the floors to make t easy to clean.
The chickens were to go in the middle part, and the feed room where you enter.
BUT, plans sometimes have a way of changing themselves.....
As my turkeys have literally taken over the original chicken coop (pictures of turkeys, when I have a chance), I have been perusing chicken coops online and Craigs*List
My daughter found this one and encouraged me to look into it. It was on skids, was deliverable, and was half the price of other new ones I had seen.
6 x 10 with nest boxes accessible from the outside...
Lots of roosting space, chicken door to outside pen,
Nice nest boxes... and a separate space for feed storage.
Nice enough, however it only provided 6' x 6'for the chickens.
The feed and bedding storage was 4' x 6' which I thought was over-kill. And it did not have the window space as was described to me over the phone. Oh well, it is a start.
Then one day on a country road, I saw an Amish -built one with low sidewalls and stopped to inquire about it. They had built it, and used it one year to raise meat chickens; but were moving and so put it out by the road to sell.
Whew, it was clean.... and I could not believe all he was asking for it!
(my picture is crooked, not the coop)
This is 10' wide and 12' to back, a "sky-light" on the shingled roof, and 4 cut-out openings for either chickens to go out, or use plexi-glass for extra windows. Really solid built! With a little re-vamping I can do ALOT with this coop!
Just planning for the future.... Someday, the goats may be more than I want to (am able to) take care of. This will be a hobby I will enjoy and it will still get me outside! Hubby and I always did like diverse chicken breeds, so now I will have a chance to raise some (again) Ha!!
This is how they sit today, after the help of my kids and grands: in place, off the ground , and leveled.
Awesome job, kids!! Your mom and grand-mom appreciate you!!
I will be up-dating with pictures in a new post when I get some fencing up and chooks in place!
Also, new garden lay-out coming soon!
Thanks for visiting!