Breeder Barn Expansion: Move in Day

And now, the day everyone has been waiting for: MOVE IN DAY! All of the finishing touches were in place. Surprisingly, everything went off without a hitch. No loose hens running around with Meyer Hatchery employees chasing in hot pursuit. First, we had to gather the...

Divide and Conquer

It was time to divide and conquer the new breeder house…literally! Each breed requires its own pen to be sure like varieties are mating only with one another. This house holds 27 breeds, so, we would need enough pens to keep them separate. Down one side, we...

Interior Design: The Chicken Coop Kind

Now that the exterior of our breeder house is complete we’ve headed inside to construct a cozy home for our flocks. That’s right, we’ve changed hats from chicken hatchers to interior designers. Smack down the middle of the entire house, we poured a...

Sunny-side Up

Finally, a little sunshine! It’s what we’ve been waiting for. Spirits seem lifted and progress on the breeder house is moving right along. In a previous post, we showed the first wall being sided. That left us with three to finish up after the ceilings...

On a Roll

Construction on our breeder house is rolling right along. We have a roof over our heads to shield us from the rain at least. The latest addition to the project was putting in the ceiling. We decided on a durable sheet material that comes on a roll. Installation was...