Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New Hen House Roof and Fruit Trees

 The Akane apple tree is already flowering, so I guess it is spring here in VA.
And if Spring temps are 70 to 80*plus..... I will be spending most of my time indoors this summer.

 Finally, the inside of the Hen House.  Floor painted for easy cleaning and white walls to brighten the place up a bit. Roost ready to go. 
The back shelf is where we will have the nest boxes once they are old enough.

And last but not least, the new Hen House roof and Vents. The old black roof started leaking and that is not something we needed to happen, so we had Bucky the Contractor put a new roof on for us.
I picked the lightest shingles I could find and something with a little more character to it. 
The lighter shingles and vents, means the Hen House stays a lot cooler and in this clime, that is very important. Last thing we need is baked chicken, at least with this method.
So now the chickens will keep nice in dry and cool, in their Home.

Two weeks and counting... for the chicks to arrive!


Leif Clancy said...

Nice! I love the roof you used as a replacement to your black roof. Its unique appearance is really eye-catchy. Anyway, it’s a good thing you replaced your damaged roof as early as possible. The roof leak problem might have worsened if you did not replace it immediately. Chicks always deserve to have a proper and neat shelter, and it’s nice of you to provide them that.

Leif Clancy

Mary Martin said...

From the looks of it, Bucky did an amazing job reroofing the Hen House. And you certainly know how to help out by picking the lightest shingles! It definitely improved the aesthetics of the Hen House. After all, that’s a big part of roofing too!

Shari said...

Thank you both!

Bucky did a wonderful job! ;O)
Now I just have to find the time to get it repainted.
Maybe it an off white with Tan trim, to match the roof.

Joann  Winton said...

I just love your new shingles! Aside from it being more durable than other roofing materials, you can actually have it customized to resemble wood, metal, etc. Is that what you did with your roof? I also like the slope. It will surely provide a good pathway for water during the rainy season.