Thursday, April 5, 2012

Day 31 - Building the Coop Marathon (Day 2)

Today was one of the hardest days. We started fairly early in the morning and got cracking!

The "inner run" where the coops are located. This is where they will stay over night and during the day while we are at work. Built using dog kennels.

Added the cattle panel up for the "outer run" where they can free range in the evenings and weekends.

Closer view of the cattle panel. Used bolt cutters to create a gate out of the same material. 

It's been a long day, but we got a lot accomplished!

Added hardware cloth along the bottom of the cattle panel to keep the birdies from escaping and to keep critters from entering.

Created a water barrel for easy access in filling the waterer in the mornings.

Onyx checking out the new digs for the first time.

The girls are checking out the new coop as well.

"what's all this stuff? Dirt? Can we play in it?"

"Better stay on high alert! We are outside in the big world now!"

"Hey, I wonder if the grass is greener over there?"

"Oh! We have roomates now!  How ya doing?"

"Found the perfect spot for a nice dustbath... ahhh this feels good!"

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