But I thought I needed to build a swanky new tractor for my beautiful white Araucanas so off I went. I didn't bang my thumb as much this time and I had several drills with different attachments so it has gone faster but still, I haven't squared anything. DH just laughs at me as he is building his "so perfect!" I still have a few things to finish on this one but I thought I would go ahead with the pix to let you see where I have gotten in a short time. And I must say, though I haven't done a much better job on this one, I did learn a lot from the last big red contraption I built. Hey, like the colors? I attached what I thought would be the frame. Oh, it looks easy enough on paper but I knew not to be fooled by that! I started putting it all together. The chickens learned a few new choice words. It just can't be easy, can it? Ran out of yellow paint and had to use the stuff left over from the house shutters. Hey, I think it looks okay together. I really did not want to drive back into town for more yellow paint! I thought I did pretty good by using the scrap pieces as wedge placements. It made it a bit more sturdy. I put the roost in the middle. That way I could put the food near the door and the nest box at the back. Really, now do you see a pattern where I don't build things well. Even with plans! I wanted a half door so I could open it and not have to reach in too far. I am short and didn't want a door on the end where I may have to crawl halfway through this thing. It is approximately 10 ft long and 4 ft wide. I wanted to use skids but mine didn't turn out very well. Though when it was only a fame I was able to push it around very easily! I plan to put hardware cloth on it and the PVC corrugated roofing across the coop top and most of the run top. Two sheets look like it will do it. I need to put a door on the side. I always forget that! And doors are really difficult for me. Except this back door. It turned out well, I thought! I was even able to put that vent in there! Okay, DH had to help with that just a tinny bit! But look what I have done so far! It is so much fun!