Here are a couple of pictures of the henhouse, which Keith has been working on very hard despite the heat.
Remember, we are moving the laying hens into this house... and away from all the roosters except for Butch and Fancy, the adult porcelain D'Uccle. I hope to be able to find all the eggs from then on out, and find clean eggs to boot.
The big henyard hens will lose their access to the pasture, but someday, when Lilly and Ranger have crossed the Bridge, we'll let the hens out in the yard.
The trim will be white, against the chocolate brown. I like this so much, that I am thinking of painting our interior this color. My son has it on the walls of his house, and I have admired it very much.
But this is the really exciting thing... the electric, which was stubbed out underneath the front of the building, was brought in today and four of the outlets hung. Tomorrow the electricians will be back to complete the job. We'll have an outlet to hang a chick light (or run a fan in the summer)... and three others for whatever we need. We'll have an overhead light, and Keith has started the steps up into the building. We're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!
Tomorrow after work, Keith will do some research about netting... we were warned today that even one inch net over the yard will trap wild birds in it. We don't want to go out daily and find 20 birds trapped and in trouble, so we are looking at other options. Does anyone have advice? We would be glad to listen.