Paul and family came by yesterday. He jumped right in with William and Geoff, attaching the 2x4's for the framing. Amira and Maria ran through the sprinklers, then wound up in the pool! Whoa, now I am shivering! It's not exactly pool weather, in my opinion. Janece and I acted as upper management, overseeing all, and solving all the problems of the world. Our world. Okay... we agreed there are problems and we have good ideas. It was gratifying.
A low pitched, wire roof will be added, but there will be no walls. All will be sealed and wrapped with 1"x 1/2" hardware cloth... a ginormous aviary, basically. And inside there will be a dividing picket fence, filtering out goats from chickens. The first cottage will have roosts and nest boxes, and some additional details particular to happy hens. The second cottage, Chez Chèvre, if you will, is roomy enough for two or three lady goats.
McMurray Hatchery Book Giveaway! Drawing May 1st!
Backyard hens are easy and fun!