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19 May 2014

Some stash busting

I bet by the title of this post you thought I was talking about yarn.  But no, hubby got to do some stash busting yesterday when we built a permanent run for the 'girls'.

He has wood, screws/nails, and various odds and ends of ironmongery in his 'man cave'. He can usually put his hands on what he needs.  Its a case of "you never know when that will come in handy" with him.  I call it junk or a huge mess........ anyway back to the run.

The only item purchased for this run was a roll of chicken wire which cost £32.00, and we still have a fair bit left.  The project took the whole of the day to build and install.  It was good to work on something together. There were only a few cross words, which was a bonus.  I even got to dig a post hole, just to prove that I could.

We gave the girls the run of the garden whilst we got on, though they did need to be steered away from the veg patch a few times!

Today I spent the afternoon painting the gate and posts.  One thing I learnt is not to wear "crocs" with inquisitive chickens about.  My toes appeared to be very appealing, forcing a footwear change mid job!!

Anyway here is the finished run complete with some Harley Davidson bunting (found this in his man cave, it was liberated from a rally a few years ago, some beer had been drunk), hopefully the flapping will distract any would be predators







Not a bad days work if I say so myself and hopefully the girls will enjoy the extra space to run around

4 comments:

  1. Gosh, even the chickens at your house get four star treatment! this looks great. They should certainly like it and set to work laying up a storm!

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  2. You have a "man cave". I have a "boat shed". Like yours mine is full of things that could turn out to be very useful, at some point.
    You have created a great space for your girls!

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  3. Love the chicken house - blue & white, so cool ! Nice job - most chicken runs I've seen look ..shonky....to say the least. Not yours, though :) x

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  4. The liberated bunting is perfect. Great job you two. BUT....I have been waiting for a few post holes to be dug and now it looks like I am going to have to do it myself. Just to prove I can. Thanks my friend.

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