UPDATE:Because you asked...Colonel Sanders is the rooster! The kids named him, and I think it fits. He is a mix breed, but works for us! For those not in the US...We have a fast food restaurant called Kentucky Fried Chicken and the mascot/owner was Colonel Sanders!
Today I am revealing the chicken coop. This project has a few interesting facts that I would like to share with you.
* the construction crew is all 15 and under
* only 3 items were purchased...the roofing nails, the galvanized wire to affix the chicken wire, and six 2x4's for the framing
* everything else was salvaged...rest of 2x4's and roof from an old shed we tore down and saved, shingles from old shed-and around the property on ground, chicken wire-left over from construction site(used for stucco), door-old closet door, hinges-from this and that, fence post-from judge, signs that insulate the inside-from the judge, paper shred-from Bill's office, feed container-from a friend, gate-a pallet converted, floor-salvaged plywood-from the judge, and placed on 4 pallets, screws-in tool box.
* project from start to finish took around 3 weeks, but in actual hours...around 10
* paint was borrowed from inside house project(Fourth and I decided that it needed a barn look)
* parents of home schooled children very proud and somewhat choked up at the success of the kids, with such invention, ingenuity, and complete freedom...did so much.
So here are the photos...
I didn't explain any of the photos as I think you get the idea! I wanted you to see the way the windows and doors and hatch opened and closed. I also wanted you to notice the photo with Colonel Sanders, in the background you can see brush and Mesquite. Before they began the coop they cleared the area and removed the Mesquite. This is no easy task!
And if you skip down to the previous post you can see I asked if you could guess what the windows are made of in the coop? Did you guess? Well they are salvaged from a refrigerator that had broken shelves. Yes look again
Isn't that hilarious?
Now we have a bit more to complete: completely finish the nests, make 2 more perches, make a covered area in the yard, and cover the top of the yard in chicken wire to protect from hawks and the likes!