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Monday, April 9, 2012

Coop Expansion

With the new chicks almost ready to go outside, I felt the pressure to expand the coop by a few more feet.  Ms. Butterworth was already getting a bit cramped in her little house, and with two more birds in there it would have been way too small.  So more room is needed.  Using the left-over wood from the first build, I planned out an expansion that more than doubles the current space.  It doesn't look like much, which bothers me a lot, but I have to remind myself that it's just a chicken coop.

I hope to have the thing fenced off and done in the next few days, but this is what it looks like so far.  Not bad really, considering I'm a total idiot when it comes to construction.  I probably bent and pulled more nails than I drove in ...

The plan is to just cut that side of wire out, butt the expansion up against the wall there, and let the birds run free in the grass.

Before Construction
Currently, with bonus Butterworth action!
Ok so it's a TAD bit wonked up, but ...

Once everyone is in, I'll post some pics of that.


This post written under the influence of Little Walter


  1. That looks great Jason. Not wonky at all.
    And I'm glad to see Mrs. Butterworth keeping an eye on her expansion project.

  2. Not bad Jip.. Not bad at all. And who knew you had the 1337 skillz to do wood work and stuff... and things... and other things and stuff.
    Very nice!

  3. Looks great. I'm sure they'll love it.

  4. Hey JP, When you said you were going to choke your chicken, I thought you meant something else!