Our farm is in an area that is notorious for last spring snows. We woke up one morning to 8 inches of wet snow on top of the coop. We’ve had snow accumulate on top before but it was dry and quickly fell through the 2×4 inch openings of the field fence ceiling. As you can see it almost caved in. Our quick and dirty temporary fix from the last snow was pvc pipe arched over a wooden beam for support. Unfortunately it didn’t hold this time and the pvc cracked. Luckily we have never had a full collapse!
This time we decided to replace the pvc with EMT conduit. The set up is still the same but is much stronger. Here is hoping it won’t cave in next winter!
It was a LONG day waiting for the truck with the new custom built chicken coop to arrive! We got a call that the truck was in the shop with an issue and they would be delayed until 5:00 PM. It was getting cold and dark and then just before the sun went down……..there it was! The glorious truck pulling the future home of my many happy chickens!
The trailer was adjustable and moved front, back, left and right with a remote control, until the coop was in just the right position on the pad to gradually lower it down. It was amazing to watch. Then….boom! It landed and is now ready for action!
On the inside you can see the nesting boxes and the roosts. On the outside you can see the door to the back of the nesting boxes. It’s a sneaky way to get the eggs out from under the chickens without stepping foot inside the coop.
The chicks will be coming in a month. Plenty of time to finish the details in the coop!
The Coop Pad Is Done! The Coop Pad Is Done!
I’m so excited! The ground has been leveled. The retention is done. The rock is firmed in and the coop is coming in 1 week! Now we just need to hope for good weather!