For anyone who was watching the ChickNCam today, you got to watch me and kids and hubby working on the Chick-N-Barn/Silkie/Growout pen today. I needed to clean out the little barn and in the process made my mind up that it NEEDED to be raised up off the ground for ease of cleaning and sanitation. It was getting to the point where I could smell that coop...not good! Anyway, I cut posts and raised up the barn on a frame and then built a ramp and reworked the little pen that came with the barn. I'm fairly pleased with it - now I can clean out under the barn (I already had wire bottom panels made for a floor) and it will get good air circulation to cut down on the build up of wet droppings. I'll grab some pics tomorrow if I get a chance and post, or check out the webcam (link below - during daylight eastern US time hours) to see it. It got too dark for pics by the time I finished up the last of the wire.