On Wednesday of last week, my new chicken coop arrived, and Mark spent Saturday putting it together for me. I helped a bit, and so did the kids, but most of it could be done by 1 person. I’ve just come in from felting the roof and putting the first coat of wood preserver on it. I need to do another one tomorrow as it needs 2 or 3 coats. I’ll just to 2 as it’s already got some preserving coating on it. Then in a years time, I’ll do it again. Hopefully this will make the house last much longer. Just a little warning when you go and get a roll of felt from the builders merchant….it’s very heavy!! About 20 kilos in fact. I only needed a little bit, but you can’t just buy a little bit. Still in the spring, I’ll re felt the shed roof, so I’ll use it up that way. I vaguely knew how to felt a wooden roof, but instead of asking my dad for advice I looked in our DIY book. And guess what? I was right about how it should be done. To be honest, I’m rather proud of myself for doing what I think is a good job.
I’m sure there is at least one person out there who will be horrified by my efforts. But it was my first time, and I am no longer a roof felting virgin!!
Well done you 🙂 I look forward to seeing / hearing about your chickens.
I’ll keep you posted on their progress.
Ahhhh it looks fab! oh how I would love my own chickens. Can’t wait to meet the ladies! X
They’ll be the most pampered chicken ever. I’ll be out every morning saying “Hello my babies”.
Looks great! I bet you can’t wait to get your chickens! Just a little tip, red mite like to hide under felt roofs, regular dusting (especially during summer) all over with products such as Diatom for example will help to prevent them.
I’m so excited about getting them. Thanks for the tip about red mite, I’ll keep an eye out for them.
Looks good to me! Not tried anything like this but I understand why you wanted to do it yourself 🙂
Hopefully it’ll do the job but then I guess only time will tell.
You are living the dream. Just imagine a frittata made with new potatoes, fresh peas, mint and eggs – all grown yourself. Looking forward to hearing more about your chicken adventures. I may use it as evidence for my reluctant husband!!!
I can’t wait!! I’m so excited. I’ll keep you all updated with how they get on. I’m sure when your husband sees that they’re really easy to take care of he’ll let you have some.