Well after much discussion, cogitation and note making we have started renovating the hen run and house. The last one had just about run it’s course and we needed to get things sorted before the winter really sets in.
This weekend the old gate into the run was removed along with the rotting posts and a bigger gate made. I had the task of paining all the wood with wood preservative.
As you can see from my photo below (yeah, I know, it’s scary!) I’m not the tidiest of painters. In my defence, it doesn’t help that some of the wood has to be painted through chicken wire. The wire catches the brush and that culminates in splashing the paint everywhere. Well that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it! If anyone has any suggestions on how I can paint wood through chicken wire without being coated with as much paint as the wood I’d be very grateful!
Tomorrow I’m buying a resin shed and adapting it and we’re going to try the deep litter method. Apparently this is supposed to work quite well. However I am still a little concerned about the smell in the summer with the run being so close to the neighbours, but we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. Fingers crossed!