We moved! It is official! We own 8 acres! And with the 8 acres came a barn! We had decided we would put the chickens in the barn and make it work!
We had started building part of the corner of the barn into a chicken pen. This way they would have room and be okay from predators. Tim went right to work building the new pen.
We started by framing out the area, then we predator proofed the inside of the area with some plywood that was found left in the barn (hence the white board on the bottom of the wall)
After the framing and predator proofing was done, we found some old hinges and made a quick plywood door. For locks we just took small pieces of wood and screwed them in loose, to hold the door shut and to get out of the way nice and easy!
The next thing to do was attach the chicken wire to the framing. The chicken wire ran all the way from the framing to the rafters to help keep predators from climbing in! Once the wire was in all we had to do were finishing touches, roost poles and nesting boxes, place the bedding on the floor and get food and water available.
The chickens definitely enjoy the space in their new area and I am enjoying my new space too!
So what was the point of this post? To show off the new area for our girls? Maybe. To show off our new farm? Maybe a little. But really the point of this post was to say you can make a full structure in an afternoon and to remember just because you make something, doesn’t mean it has to be permanent! So get out there and learn as you go but just do it! Don’t let the paralysis of analysis set in!
What is something you have been wanting to do but aren’t sure even where to start? What is the new thing you want to do this coming year? Comment below⬇️⬇️