Yes – I’m very excited! I have finally managed to get Cam to make a start on our new chook pen. the existing one, as you can see below, leaves a lot to be desired. The old tank is one I rolled to this location from the other side of the garden – not an easy task. That was 7 years ago, so our chooks have been very patient. The tank has slowly deteriorated, and is not terribly weather proof any more.
I have had a plan in my head for the new one, so I got it down on paper, so Cam could start working on it. So far we have the front and back walls welded up, and, surprisingly, it hasn’t taken as long as I thought it would! Its going to have three compartments. A main chook area, and then a smaller one that will be for clucky chooks, or for raising chickens in, and then the bit on the end will actually be a garden shed, because the completed shed and pen will be next to the vegie garden. Currently all my gardening tools are just leaning up against the fence of the vegie garden or sitting in a tray on the ground! The plan is to clad the frame three quarters of the way up with corrugated iron, and fill the top gap with chicken wire. Finished photos will follow – don’t hold your breath!