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!!