Got to work yesterday on fixing up the old dog kennel in the backyard. Hasn't been used in years and weeds started growing up thru the tiles...really wish I took some pix before, it's already looking better and more like it could be used for chickens.. Current plan for today is level the tiles, and clean some more, maybe fix up the A-frame on top a little bit. Then I'll have to put some concrete in between some of the gaps in the tile, buy a ton of chicken wire/hardware cloth to go around the chain link, plus we are making a separate area to the back so the chicks have access to grass. Plus I have to make a temp. home for the chicks and collect everything needed for thier arrival..which should be either this Wednesday or the next....depending on how much progress I make. So here come the pics... The whole structure: The tile that needs some serious work...(to be tackled today ) A-frame for holding a tarp...will be used to keep the chickies dry during bad weather- no snow for them! The coop will go here, upper right corner: The space of green behind the run is going to be fenced in and planted with russian olive bushes, tall grasses, and other foliage.