Chicken coop: finished siding

Today I finished installing the siding on the chicken coop.

Working on the west wall.

West wall done.


Working on the north wall.

North wall done, and working on the east wall.

All walls finished.

West and south again.

North and west again.

Yet another trip to Home Depot

The fifth trip to get more stuff for the coop building project (not counting the big delivery of most of the materials). It won’t be the last trip, either — still need to get the fencing for the chicken run.

Chicken coop: siding underway

It’s finally time for the siding. I’m installing HardiPlank lap siding, to match that used on the old coop and the house (or part of it). 

The first board in place. 

One wall done. (Other than painting.)

Fiddly bits around the pop door. 

Starting the east wall. 

Current progress. 

Chicken coop: painting, weathervane, pop ramp

Today Jenn continued her painting of the coop; now all of the trim boards and soffits have been painted, just waiting for the siding.

Meanwhile, I finished installing ground barriers, installed the cute weathervane, and made a ramp for the pop door.

Painting done (other than siding), and weathervane installed.

Another view of the weathervane and painting.


Pop door ramp.

Chicken coop: poop door & ground barrier

Today I took advantage of some fine weather to do a bit more on the coop, including mounting the poop door, and installing hardware cloth under the coop.

This is the poop door — a hatch below the roosts, that will enable me to more easily clean out the coop. The door is missing a handle on the left side currently. Though maybe I should move the handle to the middle? Not sure having handles on each side is all that useful after all.

Digging a trench below the edge of the wall.

Stapled on some hardware cloth (wire fencing), to keep the chickens (and other animals) out from under the coop. The top will be covered by the bottom of the siding.

Buried. Chickens are diggers, so burying it about a foot underground will prevent them from digging under it.