Starting the NEW chook shed!

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.

Our existing chookpen - the tall drum is a self feeder, and small one has top up wheat that we add to the pellets we buy.  Mr Rooster can be seen here stutting his stuff!

Our existing chookpen – the tall drum is a self feeder, and shorter one has top up wheat that we add to the pellets we buy. Mr Rooster can be seen here stutting his stuff, with the girls!

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!

Here's the back wall of the  new shed. You can see the three divisions. The half way line will be where the nesting boxes will be, and the

Here’s the back wall of the new shed. You can see the three divisions, the closest one (and widest section) being for the main chooks area, the middle section being for clucky chooks and the far section will be the storage shed. The steel half way line will be where the nesting boxes will be.

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