Coopin’ Part IIII – The 4th and Final Chapter

Hello Everyone!

I am happy to say that the Winter Chicken Coop is FINISHED – we wrapped up that project on Sunday afternoon. As snow fell (and then promptly (mostly) melted) I was so thankful that we had finished that project just in time – and that our ladies would be snug and toasty warm all winter.

Maple was the prime mover and shaker on this project and I am so proud and grateful for all his hard work. Earlier this summer Maple spent about a month of his weekends tearing down a huge house down the road. That lumber and insulation helped us finish the Trapshed and (almost) entirely build the Chicken Coop out of super fancy-schmancy lumber.

The finished product.

The finished product.

Maple built an enormous roof on the coop – enough so that there’s storage on the back porch (that he also built) for all the extra waterers, feed etc.

Next summer we’ll put siding on the coop (from siding we took off a house this summer) but for this winter, it’s just fine the way it is.

My duties as a photographer were slightly lacking during this project – I took photos sporadically and thus the overall arch of the building process is not as thoroughly documented as usual. I’m happy to say though that the window, nest boxes, (majority of the) lumber, insulation, perches and siding were all scrapped – which feels pretty good. Our chickens took a couple days to get used to their new home, but now they rarely leave. We’re all winding down for winter, each in our own way.

Nesting box getting built.

Nesting box getting built.

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The path to outside.

The path to outside.

Perches.

Perches.

Nesting box (minus the straw and cedar chips we put in the next day).

Nesting box (minus the straw and cedar chips we put in the next day).

Putting this piece of wood into place we accidentally made an abstract bird. I took this to be a good omen.

Putting this piece of wood into place we accidentally made an abstract bird. I took this to be a good omen.

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Completely out of wood, we finished the door with siding.

Completely out of wood, we finished the door with siding.

Maple paints.

Maple painted the walls and floors and then attached perches.

Cheers and Love,

Maple and Me

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