Chicken Coop & Chickens

Chicken Coop

Chickens in Chicken Coop, at the Maasdam Barns

Chickens Move into the Renovated Chicken Coop, May 25, 2013

Sept 14, 2013 - The chickens have grown up, and have a fenced-in area outside their chicken coop.
The chickens have grown up, and have a fenced-in area outside their chicken coop.

July 27, 2013 - It is early morning, time to get moving.
It is early morning, time to get moving.

July 27, 2013 - The chickens are getting bigger.
The chickens are getting bigger.

May 25, 2013 - The chickens were raised in the garage, then they were moved to the chicken coop.
The chickens were raised in the garage, then they were moved to the chicken coop.

At first they all huddled together.
At first they all huddled together.

Gradually they began to explore.  Leon & Linda Connelly raised them in the garage.
Gradually they began to explore.

The rooster claimed his spot on the roost that was just built for them.
The rooster claimed his spot on the roost that was just built for them.

May 21, 2013 - The roost was custom-built by volunteers.
The roost was specially built by volunteers.

May 21, 2013 - A fenced yard was created for the chickens.
The rooster in the chicken coop.

May 21, 2013 - The chicken coop had been repaired, cleaned up and painted over the last few years.
The chicken coop had been repaired, cleaned up and painted over the last few years.

Anybody home?
Anybody home in the chicken coop?

Photos by Leon Connelly and Jeff Fitz-Randolph

Renovation of the Chicken Coop, 2009-2013

Oct 2008.   The Chicken Coop was probably built in the 1930's, and needs work.
The Chicken Coop was probably built in the 1930's, and needs work

February 2009.   Everything looks bleaker in the winter.
Everything looks bleaker in the winter.

Sept 2009.   The Chicken Coop has been painted, and the Shed cleaned up.
The Chicken Coop has been painted

Sept 2009.   Interior of the Chicken Coop.   It cleaned up well, thanks to volunteers.
Interior of the Chicken Coop

Oct 2011.   A strong wind blew one of the doors off the Chicken Coop.  Another thing to fix....
A strong wind blew one of the doors off the Chicken Coop.

August 28, 2012.   The plan is the fix up the coop, not to rebuild it to modern specs.
The repair process begins.

August 28, 2012.   The window frames need to be repaired or replaced.
The windows need to be repaired or replaced.

August 28, 2012.   Tree roots at the back corner back pushed the wall up and out of kilter.
The Chicken Coop.

August 28, 2012.   Also, the bottoms of the siding are rotted.
The Chicken Coop.

Sept 15, 2012.   The corner has to be pulled together and lined up.
The Chicken Coop.

Sep 15, 2012.   The doors were removed for rebuilding.
The Chicken Coop.

Sep 15, 2012.   The top plate has sagged through the years.
The Chicken Coop.

Oct 28, 2012.   The structure is now solid, so the windows and doors can be fitted back into place.
The Chicken Coop.

Nov 17, 2012.   Now the sliding windows are put in place.
The Chicken Coop.

Nov 17, 2012.   The door frames were strengthened and the repaired doors are back in place.
The Chicken Coop.

Nov 17, 2012.   Now that the building is solid and (mostly) square, final adjustments on made on the siding.
The Chicken Coop.

Nov 17, 2012.   Good siding was found to replace the pieces that were unusable.
The Chicken Coop.

Sept 14, 2013.   The chickens have moved in an grown up.
The chickens have moved in an grown up.

Sept 14, 2013.   Front of Chicken Coop.
Front of Chicken Coop.

Photos by Jeff Fitz-Randolph

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