Slow Progress and Time is a Gettin’ Short

06/17/2011 at 9:15 am Leave a comment

Partially framed coop“You can expect pullets (young females) to begin laying eggs at 18 to 20 weeks of age, with a production rate of up to nine eggs each in 10 days.”

I will finish this thing before the chicks start laying. The floor is in, and the front wall is partially framed. I put the window in temporarily so I could better imagine the finished product. I’ll pull it back out tomorrow to finish framing.

For the roof, I’m rethinking my green idea and am instead considering putting in a couple skylights. The extra light might help extend their laying in the winter and fall, and I if  my birds escape, freeze, or become prey for the local wildlife, I’ll just convert the coop to a writing studio and call it rock and roll.

Coming soon: finished coop pictures and a discussion of the pros and cons of the booming backyard chicken movement.

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