Chicken Coop Update

I took a little break from building the chicken coop to add five dump truck loads of dirt to the stable area.  I raked out most of the large stones and was able to seed it at the end of September.  We'll see how it looks in the spring when I'll probably have to reseed some of the dirt patches.  I think the grass will look much better than the weeds and sand.

Luckily, we had a wet late summer/early fall to help the grass while I was traveling.

Luckily, we had a wet late summer/early fall to help the grass while I was traveling.

On to the coop itself.  I was able to get all the posts into the ground while the ground was still somewhat soft and I was able to get the floor built and covered with linoleum to help with coop cleaning.

You are looking at the cheapest linoleum Lowe's has to offer.

You are looking at the cheapest linoleum Lowe's has to offer.

Then I started working on the nesting boxes.  I'm building the coop so we don't have to actually walk into the chicken yard to get to the eggs.  The roof will flip open to reveal the eggs.

The brick mansion in the background is actually for sale - 18,000 sqft for $400K.  No, that is not a typo my DC friends.

The brick mansion in the background is actually for sale - 18,000 sqft for $400K.  No, that is not a typo my DC friends.

I used a scrap piece of plywood from the floor to finish up the front wall of the nesting boxes and give the hens a little privacy.

Jennifer thinks my nesting box holes are ridiculous but I think the girls will appreciate them.

Jennifer thinks my nesting box holes are ridiculous but I think the girls will appreciate them.

How much longer will it take?  Will we have eggs before the new year?  I have no idea but I still remain optimistic.