The Moose and I got a good start on the chicken coop addition. When we began this chicken adventure, we were just going to get a handful, and the original coop would have been fine, but now that we have 11 Hooligans to house, we needed to come up with a game plan. We stopped by the hardware store to buy some supplies, and on a cart near the cutting area was a stack of precut plastic outdoor fencing. They made us a deal, $60 for all 4 pieces, already cut to the height we wanted. Won't rust, warp or rot. Here are some photos of the process.
We still need to put on the roof, paint, add a roost, nesting boxes and finish the water catch system. We have some additional chicken wire to install at the bottom of the fence, and we're going to add an outdoor cloth, along the same area as the chicken wire, to help keep the snakes out. Once that's done, their home will be finished and ready for the Hooligan's.