We have come full circle. The rush of the summertime garden and harvest season has finally eased and we are now back to the task of finishing the coop. Not much time to spare, as freezing temperatures are right around the corner.
Since we are rehabbing an existing structure, everything seems to take longer than if we were building new. You have to work around someone else's construction skills, or lack thereof. You have to repair, retrofit and replace as you go. Perpendicular, parallel and level? Um, not so much. Our new standard is called Good Enough.
We have a lot yet to do. We have to finish insulating the walls. Put in a new floor. Replace windows. Build the interior infrastructure (roosts, boxes, walls). Finish the outside run. Run electric out and wire all the fixtures and outlets. We also need to finish hanging the siding and paint. There will be two sections, one for the boys (west wing) and one for the girls (east wing).
Chances are, we'll be fighting the weather again. Spring was a disaster for building, it rained constantly. Fall will be more rain and cold temps. Hopefully, we will prevail this time. I can't wait for our chickens to finally have their permanent home.
Here is the coop, before we started on the project and the last time we worked on it.
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