Again, I credit henning house (http://henninghouse.com/2011/05/building-the-chicken-coop-henhouse-part-1/) for their inspiration!
Here is a breakdown of the condo in stages:
|Base constructed and checked for level.|
|Built the walls in the driveway and carried them down to the base.|
|All walls up and roof on! Had the|
husband help with this part, because it
was a tough go alone!
|2 walls up|
|Window in and nesting boxes started.|
|Left side complete!|
|Nesting box complete (at least on the outside)|
|Back wall windows cut in as is the exit for the girls!|
|Back wall done including shutters|
and screening on windows.
|Window screen on the inside|
|Shutters can close to keep the|
draft down in the winter.
|Door added. Needs a latch since the one I bought |
was missing parts. But who makes a
Home Depot run on Memorial Day weekend?!?
|Ramp and screening for the open area at the bottom. Have to keep the|
predators out of the chicken house!
|Added an awning above the windows.|
|Nesting boxes on the|
inside. (And no build could be
complete without a cold one!)
|Nesting box egg access.|
|Nesting box door open|
|While I was moving the fence|
around and the girls were free ranging,
Floppsie made her own way in to lay!
|All the girls are in and liking it!|
|I went down to check on them after it was dark and a|
couple of the girls have made the transition quite well.
2 were not into the new roost.
For the project to be 100% done, I need to get a hanger for their food so it is right at the gate or inside the condo itself. I also need to add a roost bar, because I realized tonight they are a little high. A way to close the hen exit is in the works (but again would have required going to Home Depot).