Today, Scott got the coop done to the point that the chickens were finally able to come out! We are talking about some happy chickens here!
This is Scott opening the hatch – it seemed a bit like christening a ship by smashing the champagne bottle on the bow!
The girls, and Roo, had no problem coming right out and checking out their new area. So nice to see them outside after being cooped up for a week.
This is what they used to have:
The coop was 4′ x 6′, and originally the nestboxes (that extend from the coop in the picture above) were inside the coop, further taking up floorspace. Their yard consisted of the 4′ x 6′ space below the coop as well as the 2′ x 4′ area to the right, for a total of 4′ x 8′. Now their coop has been doubled to 8′ x 6′, with a total yard area of 8′ x 12′. Happy chickens! And super safe, too, with the wire electrified.
There are still some things to do, like running permanent wiring underground, some trim, caulking, and painting. But at least it is now functional and everyone is happy! Excellent job, Hubs!