Almost there …

… but not quite. I spent most of today in the garden, but without DH helping, progress was a lot slower. I completed the hatch, and the hinges …


And the door …


But then had to take a break to join the family for lunch on a picnic with a walking group from church. On my return, I began to attach the wire panels …


And only then realised I’d miscalculated at one end, so rather than move the struts (which would involve turning the whole thing upside down once more), I added an additional strut to fill the gap :blush:

… which is clearly visible, but I don’t care!


The hutch inside has been adapted for the bantams – it’s still rather small, but with the extra next box from the Hen Run, they should have enough room to hunker down together. Perhaps one day we’ll add a proper coop, either inside or alongside.

But for now, all that’s left to do is cut some wire for the narrow panels at the door end (see second pic), fix the perspex roofing panels and decide what to do with the hatch. I’d planned to use a perspex sheet there, too … but I think it would be good to have some shade. I need to go look round a DIY store for ideas.

I’m supposed to be picking up some ex-batt hens tomorrow, but I’ve still not heard from the co-ordinator, so I have no idea where to go! It’s an hour or more away, so it may not happen at all … but there are plenty of things I could do with the time instead!

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  1. What a good days work you’ve done. Looking forward to seeing the moppets in their new home. I’d like to get bantams at some stage.

  2. Well done! I love building things, gives great satisfaction. Maybe it’s a requisite in clergy wives 😉


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