The hen house has to be finished in the next week. Jonny finished the wiring today (yes it has electricity) and is insulating the walls and hanging the metal sheeting we got from our neighbor to use for the interior walls. He has used salvaged windows and an old door we had lying around in addition to a friend’s leftover siding and some cedar planks for building materials. We are still deciding how we want to design the run. Do we want to be able to walk in it or do we want to keep it low to the ground (4 ftish)? It will definitely be completely enclosed because of flying predators like bald eagles.
The nest boxes have exterior doors so that the kids can gather eggs without entering the hen house. Jonny has added the latches to each door since I took these photos.
In case you are interested, here’s a recent shot of Harriet. She’s still pretty darn cool, and awfully pretty as well.