Saturday, 16 July 2011

April 2011 - The chicken coop

The construction begins
We started the construction of the chicken coop on a high note, as we had already ordered the chicks, and were kind of forced to make a plan.. The raw structure was already in place, but we still needed to build walls and a door.

These were quickly put in place by Jan though, and we could soon start to clad the shelter half with the zinc sheets which we had lying around. We also recycled the roof sheets from the stoep. 

The beginning of the pigsty
And the rest would be covered in chicken-wire. The door included. But now that we had eventually started with the chicken coop, we thought it might be a good idea to get the pig sty started too. Luckily for us most of the construction was already there, and all that was left for us to do was to build up the back walls, and build a half wall in front so the piggies would have a shelter... Then the roof supports went on, and for the roof here we also used the recycled zinc sheets from the stoep..

And that's about as far as we got that month, cause then we had some very cold weather, and sort of got sidetracked with other projects... :-)

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