So to update on our chickens...last time I posted about them they were still in our house and we were in the process of building them a coop in our backyard to keep them in. We have so many chicken stories to tell and for some reason I haven't taken any pictures of our chickies all grown up now. I will save that for another post..for now I will talk about building our chicken coop.
Like most things, I search the internet for some inexpensive way to build/make/create something and find these great ideas to which I then turn to my super handy husband and say "Isn't this neat? Can you make it for me?" And like a great husband he always agrees. And can I say he is amazingly handy.
So my "great" idea was to make a chicken coop out of pallets which most businesses are trying to give away for free (I won't even go into all the other projects I want to make using pallets as well). The whole point of keeping the chickens was to raise them and collect their "free" eggs...not to spend hundreds of dollars on a chicken coop and make it the most expensive eggs we have ever eaten. So Jason started out with a stack full of pallets and disassembled them.
Then he constructed the frame of the coop using one whole pallet as the base. Then he used the disassembled ones to make the slatted sides.