Read more about the article Upgrading the Shed Roof

Upgrading the Shed Roof

Whilst the shed has a wooden roof that is loosely covered with plastic it's not the ideal long term solution (!) and this temporary roof is being replaced with metal sheeting that will last for years and provide the hens with a dry indoor environment. I decided against using the…

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Perches in the Shed

There are a few things to do to finish off the shed and one of those is to install perches for all of the girls, and that was completed today. I wanted to take advantage of the height of the shed and give the hens a 'ladder' to roost on,…

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The Wheels Work!

There's still a few things to do to the new coop but it's almost ready for the girls to move in and today we moved it to the field to get it into position. This was a test for the castors and the method I'd used to attach them the…

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Shed to Coop | Base

The base of the coop is now complete and is effectively a large trolley that the shed will be attached to. We wanted the coop to be moveable and finally settled on 260mm pneumatic tyre castors to achieve this - two fixed and two swivel. These were bolted to two…

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Shed to Coop | Ventilation

The shed conversion to a coop has started! Having considered this for a while, the modifications won't be as much as I initially thought, but one thing that does need to change is the ventilation that the coop will have, so I've removed a section of each side panel to…

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Panels & Doors

I'd already made 4 panels that could be used for a variety of purposes and are currently providing housing for Corncockle, Foxglove and Violet as they recover from a respiratory infection. Time though to make some more, and some door panels as an upgrade to the cable tie 'hinge'! The…

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Eight Perches

We use removable perches for the hens, as these can be easily cleaned, and if red mite do strike, then they can be replaced. We needed some more though, both for the current hens, and to stock up for new arrivals, so today we built 8 more perches for the…

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