Monday, April 20, 2009

They're Coming ...

Al the chicken guy came this morning to assemble our henhouse. He said he has about another half-day of work to finish it. Hopefully, by the time I come home from work tomorrow, the weather will be a little more cooperative and I can get some paint on the inside of house (the portions made with green treated wood will have to wait awhile until the wood dries out).

Here's hoping that soon ...













9 comments:

s-p said...

Cool! Looks like a pretty simple kit. How many chickens can you put in it?

-C said...

Of course it looks simple to you, Steve - you can build a church!! (I am in awe at your work!).

We asked him to design it to match the shape of our shed (and we wondered as he drove away this afternoon if we might have needed a permit for this - oops.)

This henhouse was build to accomodate 3 chickens. We thought that by keeping it small we wouldn't be tempted to increase the size of our tiny flock.

s-p said...

Yeah, I tend to forget other human beings may not have picked up a tape measure and used power tools before. I also forget that sometimes it takes more money in tools to do a project than it would be worth for someone to buy to do it themselves. (I think I have over 20,000 worth by now.) I guess that's why people hire me, huh? :) But, that is nice...but only 3 chickens? I remember my sister's chicken coop looking a little bigger than that, but it held a lot more. Maybe she overpopulated it, though. They ate the chickens, too, not just the eggs. Maybe that had something to do with it too.

-C said...

We only want 3 chickens, for several reasons, not the least of which is how often we will have to clean out the house. The fewer chickens, the less ... well, you get the picture.

I am fine with eating them once their laying slows way down, but I fear that the rest of my family might feel differently by then. We're gonna cross that bridge when we come to it - probably 2-3 years down the road.

Kate said...

And it looks even niftier in person!

-C said...

And niftier yet now that it's all done. Tomorrow it gets a coat of paint (or two)! Tonight we went out and bought feeders and feed and a waterer. Gotta find a couple bales of straw and we should be all ready!

s-p said...

If you haven't bought the paint already, Behr's exterior "Nano technology" paint is pretty highly rated, self priming, and durable. A bit pricey, but you should only need a gallon for two coats on this. I'm not a fan of cheap paint, especially on exteriors.

Lora said...

This is so cool!

-C said...

Steve - Way to post what looks like an excellent suggestion while we're out buying paint! We ened up with a self-priming oil-based barn and fence paint (in Brilliant Red!), but I was really hoping for something latex-based, so DearHusband is going back to swap it out today while I'm at work. I'll mention your suggestion and we'll see if he can find it (it occurs to me that you would have been a very handy guy to have around here in recent weeks!)

Lora - I think it's cool, too! You and Kate seem to be my only Olivite friends who are not mocking me. As I told Dwight on FB, I'll be laughing at their jokes all the way to the breakfast table!