November 20, 2008
We started building the hen house yesterday. The floor is finished and the first wall frame is done. Hope to finish this by next week. *weather permitting and we have no other projects going*
We are planning to get 6 hens (and a rooster maybe.)
We are building it in the back corner of the garden so we can utilize the area and not have too far to carry or push the manure for fertilizing the garden. The henhouse will be 4x8 with 2 or 3 nesting boxes. The fenced area will be about 6x8. We have a gate planned so we can let them free range in the yard too and put them back in the caged area at night.
I want to plant sunflowers in the front and we will have fun decorating the house when its finished with trim that will match our house. This project is going to take time, but I want it finished by Spring. So here is the start, with pictures to follow as we make progress.
Posted by Cheryl Severeide at 7:50 AM