Category Archives: Farm Structures

Garden gate put up

Lee hung the garden gate today. It looks pretty nice I think. This is a big improvement over the cattle panel tied to the post which always tried to snag your clothes.

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Moving the chicken coop: part three

We were so close yesterday to finishing the big chicken coop move before some unfortunate events took place. Today we had a bright idea, courtesy of my Dad, on how to finish up the last little bit of the move. … Continue reading

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Moving the chicken coop: part two

Prepare yourselves for another exciting adventure in watching us move the chicken coop. This is part two. We are off… We are stuck… We are off again… Oops, we got stuck again… We are off again, I think… Nope, we … Continue reading

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Moving the chicken coop: part one

The last two weeks Lee has been puttering on and off trying to get the chicken coop ready to move. Saturday came and it got too dark by the time Lee had completed installing the last skid. We got ready … Continue reading

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Building a garden gate

Before we can move our chickens into the garden, we need a proper garden gate for the 4′ north entrance. Thus far, our temporary gates have been lengths of cattle panels wire tied together and either tied (south gate) or … Continue reading

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Chicken coop skids

The hens are getting their coop pimped out some more. Okay not really, but I say that to make them feel more special. We have needed to get the hens into another part of our property for a while now … Continue reading

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Building a chicken feeder

We’ve been using a chicken feeder we made from scrap parts ever since the chickens were two months old. Lately it’s been driving Robin a little crazy. Our eleven laying hens eat about 100 lbs of feed a month, which … Continue reading

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New roost for nesting boxes

Lee made an update to the chicken coop. After I put straw in the nesting boxes all the hens decided that it was a perfectly lovely place to lay their eggs. (Here I was thinking that it was going to … Continue reading

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Progress on the future chicken pen: Part 3

We finished installing the woven wire in the new chicken pen, but first I have some pictures of the brace wires. This first picture shows the only instance where we installed two brace wires in an X pattern. One wire … Continue reading

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Progress on the future chicken pen: Part 2

On Saturday Lee finished putting in all the fence posts in the chicken pen area. I’m excited as we are getting that much closer to having the pen finished. The chickens are having fun chilling in the small temporary fence … Continue reading

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