|The old roof taken off- the new siding on|
The poor chickens were locked up for a couple of days while Chuck put the siding on. He had to take down the outside run, and since we have had trouble with neighbor dogs the chickens had to stay inside. As soon as we let them out they headed to their favorite dust bathing spot. Poor things! So this got me to thinking, I am thinking I might shovel up some of the loose sand, put it into a couple 5 gallon buckets and give the chickens sand for winter dust bathing. Then I can mix the sand with diatomaceous earth for some real mite control. Every time I add new bedding to the coop I dust the old bedding with diatomaceous earth, although I am not sure this actually does anything it does make me feel like I am.
|The back of the coop all finished with a new roof!|
The new siding is all up and now to finish the front. Next is insulating. The goal is to make it nice and comfy in there- so comfy the girls want to lay eggs all winter! And just warm enough so their water does not freeze. So far they seem to like it. Although it is a little dark- we are working on that too!