Spring is here in Texas, Gary and I have been busy working outside, taking advantage of the mild weather to get some ongoing projects
completed, started and hopefully completed, because here in Texas, summer will be here before you know it and it will be purgatory time (100+ degree) until October. We have worked on the chicken coop, the garden, and now doing some painting and staining on the exterior of the house. Yes, it seems we always have at least 3 or 4 projects going on at the same time… And did I mention we picked up over 100 pallets this morning for some future projects. Yay, really excited about this 😀 😀 :D.
The chicken coop project has been an ongoing one , it started with turning our unused doghouse and an unused pig pen into a small chicken coop, and Gary did a great job with it, it’s very cute, just what I had in mind. Then he got even more creative and built an extra lean-to type covered area to keep their feed dry, turned out very nice.
Then he built them some extra shade with outdoor perches, they love as well.
Unfortunately we lost a few chickens, first to hawks, while they were free roaming in the yard, then opossums, digging under the fence, so we began enclosing their area a little more and Gary put down some old tin roofing all along the outside to keep the opossums from digging under. Then we lost another to raccoons climbing over and into the coop area, so for now we lock them up each night into the little cute doghouse and let them out every morning. The coop is still a work in progress until we get a secured roof on top, so as long as we are home every night, we are able to lock them up and let them out each day, it works for now. Some Happy Chickens….
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