Countrymedics Page

By countrymedic · Jan 11, 2012 ·
  1. countrymedic
    Howdy, and welcome to my page!
    My family and I have a small farm here here in Tennessee! We have goats, dogs, cats, and of course, CHICKENS!
    This year I decided to build a little more "robust" hen house. I will be investing more of my time as well as adding more feathered friends have only had chickens for about 1 year, but I have learned a lot from this site as well as many books!

    This house is going to be a permanent structure. It will be 16’ x 16’ and will have some features such as , sky lights, 4 windows, 2 LARGE perches, more nesting boxes, hopefully a rain catch, and a separate feeding/supply side for me. I am also building it large enough that I can house my flock totally enclosed if I need to due to any illness being spread from wild birds(bird flu). While not an issue now, it could be in the future.

    We are pleased to share a few pictures of our "work in progress".

    I am a Paramedic by profession and NOT a carpenter, if it wasn’t for my father-in-law who is, I could have never gotten this thing to the point it is at. Thanks to him and some hard work it is coming together.
    I want to give a special thanks to him for being my foreman !

    Click on MOST of the pics to get an enlarged view and see a few extra pictures!

    The first coop. It is 6' wide x 6' tall x 4' deep and it sits 24" off the ground.
    Here is a picture of the nest boxes.
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    [​IMG] All my walls are made from 8' x 8' pallets that I got for 15 bucks each! [​IMG]
    Here they are coming together! the walls are held in place by 2 - 8' 4x4 posts concreted into the ground.
    [​IMG] Here they are coming together! [​IMG]
    All the walls up!
    [​IMG] Here the door is cut out! [​IMG]

    Now a roof !
    [​IMG] Getting it done! [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Everything up ready for lathing! [​IMG]
    Cutting out and framing the windows. Using old recycled windows!

    [​IMG]Here are a couple of the start of my 2009 garden![​IMG]
    That's all for now more coming up!!
    Thanks for stopping by!

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