Well, the Liberty House is officially down half a dozen feathered chattering roomates. The girls have reached that all important transition in a chicken’s live when it’s time to move out of the
nest, uh, spare bedroom, and head into the big wide world on their own.
Or, in this case, go out to the luxury super-coop built specifically to cater to their every whim and chicken fancy.
Like pretty much everything else on this property, the Nugget Barn isn’t “finished” yet, but it’s habitable, which is what counts.
I’ve still got to finish a little siding on the back, put in the nesting box dividers, replace the roof cap with something more sturdy, and put stick tiles down on the floor to make for easy cleaning. Plus building the whole detachable run and adding the wheels and handles to make it moveable… but that’s a project for another weekend (or two.)
Still, if you consider where I started less than a month ago, with just a little inspiration…
And the bare bones of a frame…
It’s come a long way.
Now if only I could stop getting up every two hours and checking on them out there on their own, we may finally have a little peace in this house.
(Complete tutorial on how I built this thing from scratch coming up next week.)