Thursday, April 24, 2008

5. Starting the walls.

Slowly the walls are being put together.
The frame on the ground is the back wall with a cutout hatch for easier coop clean up, and the front one is on top of the foundation with cutouts of our huge found windows and the chicken hatch.

It is less than a month before the chicks arrive!
Since they will have to live inside until they get fully feathered, we hopefully will have the coop and a fully enclosed run for them ready to go by the end of spring.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

4. The next step.

We found some fantastic green windows that we talked down to $15 (plus a dozen eggs when they eventually arrive).

The frames for them have been worked on all week and are almost done!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

3. The foundation is done!

After an ENTIRE day of leveling the cement blocks on our uneven ground, we have something to show!

Very long process that culminated in what you see here...

The foundation.
Ahhhh. bliss....

Sort of.
Tons more work to do,
but a start is a start.

2. The beginning.

We selected the spot.

After much deliberation, the basic plans are in order and supplies have been hauled home (in many Home Depot trips!).

1. The Dream.

One idea is the fresh eggs...

Another is the benefits to the garden....

And yet another idea is the companionship of these feathered friends.

All these choices point in one direction - the chicks are on their way.

On May 20th we shall have a delivery of ten one day old chicks - four Black Star (brown eggs) and six Araucana (blue/green eggs).