I love the clear roof! Since the coop is between two sizeable and quite aged trees, I think every opportunity to get additional light in there is important.
John has installed 1/4″ hardware cloth at all gaps as we have a pretty significant racoon population.
Looks good, doesn’t it?
Two walls sided and a window in! Woo Hoo!
John has done such a wonderful job designing this coop!
We think we’ll have the girls in the coop within the week. John will continue to work on the coop after he gets home from work as weather allows, and then once everything is done construction wise, we’ll start in on the painting.
We’ve decided to use a mariner’s varnish on the interior – at least mid-way up the walls. Then we’ll paint the exterior a color that blends well
with the landscape. The kids are, however, clamoring for a side to paint a mural of some sort on. We’ll see! I’m actually kind of hoping to get a clematis or some other lovely perennial growing on the east side of the coop. Time will tell, though.
I am trying to dig up all of the excess stone and ceramic tiles that we have left over from years past to “pave around the human access points to the coop. This last view is where the egg collection door will be – so we’ll definitely want to make this access as mud-free as possible!