Winter Developments, The Poultry Housing Build 2011
It has been a miserable Winter, very cold, wet, windy and yet I have not lost my enthusiasm for being in amongst the chooks. Over the last few weeks we have seen some glimses of sunshine and seeing the change in the garden ahs been immense. For several years I had used the converted build as a large chicken house and then had split it up into various compartments. Being disabled, I was finding this difficult to cope with and as calls for Bantams & Hatching Eggs were coming in I thought it only fair to get creative, design
my own suitable housing to suit the smaller compact breeds, and of course to suit me!! Firstly my poor. little cold bantams were moved and bedded down in the breeder cages and hutches within Poppy house to enable us to remove the damaged area of the existing poultry housing. It was and has been far from ideal, however, over the last
few days and seeing it gradually change into what I had
drawn on paper was beginning to shift my worries.
I have begun to look forward to the completion. Although we are a long way off from the finished result the birds are clearly happy as eggs are beginning to appear in various places and they seem very healthy. I am beginning to see an end, looking forward to hanging baskets full with pretty flowers as they cascading downwards, the woodowrk painted and free of old cobwebs, bolts and hinges that are finally smooth and not rusty and dangerous, wiring that matches the next run and sharp edges removed and eyesore areas shuttered off with shiplap, a fully restored lawn and the sound of 'peep peep' as this years generation begins to emerge. Certainly giving me something to look farward to :)