Monday, January 17, 2011

Around The Yard

Sorry for the break! I am back with real posts! With the mostly mild Florida winter, we have been working & playing outside a lot. We are working towards being more green & growing more of our own food, so the latest projects have been devoted to that. Mike built this worm box, but as you can see, the cats love it too!

We had previously been tossing our fruit & veggie scraps where we plant our garden, but he ended up building this compost bin out of repurposed pallets & crates.

This biggest project has been the new chicken coop. This was our old coop. As you can see, it isnt very big, and it's pretty dark. The sheet metal isnt usually there, and it was a bit brighter, but this was in progress and the right side has already been covered with metal.

Here is the new coop, in progress. Yes, french doors on a chicken coop! They were from a job he did, and instead of tossing them in the landfill, he brought them home to use. You can see this is immediatly to the right of the old coop.

This is the new nesting & feeding area. The divider wall is to block air and make a cozy spot for nesting & roosting.

This is to the right when you walk in, their run area.

We got it all finished yesterday & all the chickens moved, so my next post will be the new & improved coop!


Kim's Treasures said...

How fun to be able to have chickens! : )

Jill said...

Wow - this is so impressive!! I have been begging my husband to build me one for years - still waiting lol!

Lynn said...

That's so cool! I wish we had a yard big enough for a chicken coop!

ClassiclyAmber said...

This is so cool! The chickens are pampered with their lovely French doors. =-D I like your compost bin, too. That turned out neat!

brooke said...

Love the chicken coop. The worm box got me thinking that I may need one to.


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