The last half of August 2012 proved really rainy in Anchorage. Chicken run construction was slow as I drilled, sawed, and fastened weather permitting. Eventually I got tired of waiting for the skies to clear up (they never did) and just moved the entire project into my living room. After that it was smooth sailing and the chicken run was fairly quick to put together.
Finally, in early September, I attached the run to the main chicken coop. A few tweaks and small revamps later, the coop is fully functional and ready for business. There are still some important things missing though, specifically chickens, artistic touches, and landscaping. For now those things will have to wait. My field season at work is just beginning and I'll be out of town for a few months. That said, I can't wait for next spring, when I will finally welcome home the flock and add the finishing touches to the coop.
|Functional and ready for her flock, the coop awaits the onset of winter.|
|Birdseye view of the ladder and cozy coop from inside the chicken run.|
Here are a few photos of the chicken run construction process (and the last sunny days of summer!) I'll spare you pictures of the living room construction zone. Trust me, it wasn't pretty.