Tuesday, May 22, 2018
We were building this the last two days out of 1 inch hexagon chicken wire and 1/2 inch 600 psi schedule 40 pipe. We glued the panels together, then zip tied the 4 foot chicken wire to the frames. There is one corner open that we can close with bungee cords, and we will be working on a netting roof to clip on. This way our chickens have a mobile place we can move them around - like a chicken tractor. Mark is going to be working on a house and nesting box for them that is light enough we can move it around with the pen. The pen is also expandable this way, so we can add more panels and make more space if we need it. Then our chickens can get plenty of grass and weeds and bugs and we can move it when an area gets too sparse for them. The nesting box and house will give them a place for shade and to get out of the rain. I have this weekend off and it shouldn't rain until then. They still fit inside their barrel cage for roosting but they are getting to the point they need more space and they need gravel and grass.