These wretched compacted snowdrifts won’t melt. Not when its this cold. It itches so bad, wanting to get outside and work in the garden, and even worse wanting to get to work on converting the old outhouse into a chicken coop.
I believe I have things thought through enough to get started on the project. And it will be a project.
The most challenging part will be getting the outhouse secure from any and all types of intruders. Both gable ends of the roof are open to anything that can fit through. They need to be made secure, but still usable as vents. Something has chewed though the old wood in the corners in a couple of spots, and that’ll need fixing.
The human door needs to be taken off and rehung to open outwards. The old three seater has to be made secure and usable as a shelf for the laying boxes, and a chicken door needs to be made. When it’s all tight and together, then come the normal coop construction items; poop tray, roosts, nest boxes. When all that is together and in working order, I’ll be able to start on the run. I want to be sure the whole concept is workable before going too far.
And unless I feel like working in sub-freezing temperatures, it’ll all have to wait a while.
Anyway, I was able to get things moving in a small way today. I moved all of my wife’s clay pots and geegaws out of the outhouse and into the big barn. Man that woman has a lot of pots.
Now look at this picture: