Well as you may remember, a loooooonnnnnggg time ago we purchased a chicken coop and placed in proud position just north of the vegetable patch!
Well it sat there for a year looking sorry for itself but finally it is bursting into life. Farm Dad has been working on the pen that will go around the coop itself. It is going to be large as the coop can hold up to 25 chickens, so we decided we may as well make the run big enough to do the same. Even though we don't intend to get that many hens or have them enclosed in the run all the time, it was decided that it was better to be prepared for the maximum there is ever likely to be! No point having to change it all somewhere down the line if we decide to go for more hens, all for the sake of some extra posts and wire!
I have also been giving it a nice coat of protective paint. As with all paint it isn't quite the colour I was expecting but it is a nice cheery yellow-orange as you can see! One more coat to go but the weather today put a halt to coop painting! Boooooo!