I have been waiting patiently for weeks now, for my Chicken Mansion addition. ‘Addition?’ you say….yes, an addition….a chicken run. I am all for getting a job done but I have been frustrated, as most of my help can only give me a couple of hours at a time, once a week. So, it has been many weeks now and I still don’t have a completed run. However, my second helper was able to get the main 4x4 posts up a week ago Sunday, with my help.
Then I was able to attach the lower stringers and yesterday my helper and I were able to get several boards up around the run. We even got started on attaching the chicken wire when the sun began to set…..
Bright and early Sunday morning, I got started again…notice the two ladders…it’s called, ‘the mother of invention’. I needed to get that stringer across the top with no help. So I balanced it on the ladders and screwed it in. That ugly wood ladder was picked up at a local estate sale the day before, for $4. (Cheap labor!) I got it for a chicken roust for inside the run….looks like it has more than one use!
You might notice the big humps of dirt inside the run….yeah, it was real inconvenient getting up and down ladders and tromping around in there! Needless to say I have had lots of experience placing ladders in my day. ( I am a retired painting contractor.) The dirt had been dug away from the outer edges to allow the chicken wire to be placed under the dirt around the inside edges, to keep out varmints. Sure hope it works, as it was a lot of work….this clay soil is like concrete.
The area to the left will be cut out and I will make a door there.
I’m not done, yet but I do feel a lot better today. It feels like I just might get a chicken run after all. My girls will have a run soon. But not tomorrow because I am going camping again…..just one night with my daughter, Tracy and my grandson, Grayson…can’t wait I need a break from all the hammering! See you again on Wednesday.
P. S. Who knew there was so much involved in “having a few chickens”. lol