The Chicken Chronicles: Building The Coop Day 1

Today I started on my chicken coop. My husband was super cute… he came down “to make sure I got started and show me tips and tricks”. I think he wanted to help a bit… he ended up spending the afternoon with me. It was nice to work together!

First, I cut and framed the wood for the floor… then covered it in 3/4 inch plywood.

The Floor
The Floor

That was the easy part… then we drove it down to the orchard (where the coop will be) and started trying to figure out exactly how to get it seated on the piers… it took some digging, measuring, and leveling, but we eventually got it!

The Floor & Foundation
The Floor & Foundation

I know it doesn’t seem like much, but let me tell you, that was the hardest part of this whole project. It’s perfectly seated on the piers, is perfectly level, and is braced. That spaced underneath is intentional… it’s a place for the chickens to go to get shade or get out of the rain (if they want to be outside the coop). I am so happy!

Tomorrow… the walls!

While we were moving things around, I noticed how amazing my lavender looks right now:

Lavender Pathway
Lavender Pathway
Busy Bee
Busy Bee

I leave you with today’s chick pic… I have a chick who already likes to roost… she hopped right up on top of the feeder and settled in!

The One Who Roosts
The One Who Roosts

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