Last week the hens started laying eggs again. Its exciting when you get that first egg after the winter hiatus. Once one started, the others weren’t too far behind. Before the new coop was built, I just had the two hens, but now with a larger space the brood has increased to 7 hens and … More Our chickens & their eggs🥚
If you’ve been reading along and seen my posts on the new chicken coop that we’ve built, I’m happy to report that the chickens were happy to return into the new coop the following night without any struggles. The silkie rooster was the only one that seemed a little lost in the dark wondering where … More Chickens are settled and have some new friends
Weekend 4 of chicken coop build was upon us and the hope was to make the coop secure and cover all the remaining gaps with pallet boards. I began by hammering nails into the ends of the boards to attach them to the wood but it was a hard and slow process but we eventually … More Upgrading the Chicken Coop – Part 4 (completion)
We are almost there, weekend 3 arrived and I had a long list of jobs to get done in the coop. I began by attaching the front door and side door and finished attaching wire to the last couple of gaps. I then got out the jigsaw and cut an opening into the MDF board … More Upgrading the Chicken Coop – Part 3
During weekend 1, the main structure was built. Weekend 2 arrived and work began on the sleeping area, nesting boxes and framing for the access doors. First up we installed the roofing sheets onto the area that they will sleep in and hopefully lay us some eggs. We still had leftover sheets from the sheds … More Upgrading the Chicken Coop – Part 2
I have wanted to upgrade the chicken coop for a while now so took some time researching a number of different plans, sizes and shapes and narrowed it down to what specifications I wanted within the coop. Below is the coop that I built about two years ago from a range of leftover wood laying … More Upgrading the Chicken Coop – Part 1
I recall saying to Clint about two months ago after we finished building the first garden bed cover that I wanted to fast forward to when they are all completed – I guess I was just wishing! Well here we are and over the past couple of months we have constructed 7 garden bed covers. … More All the garden beds covers are complete!