First you gotta have a basic supply list..
We had most everything here already since we were just adding to it and "remodeling"!
3-16ft cattle panels
2-6ft pieces of hog panels
Wire-We used left over Electric fence wire.
(We also use Concrete ties if we have them.)
2" & 3" screws
8-8ft 2X3 boards
1-board the length of the back panel(12ft here)
1 inch Chicken wire
2X4 welded wire
Small Fence staples
A pair of Hinges
Some type of heavy duty latch for outside.
Some type of support for the middle
Plenty of Roosting post
(We have a couple of cedar trees the goats stripped and chewed on for us!.)
This is the almost finished product....
Its slightly crooked
because everything gets built at a slant here...
We are on the side of a good hill..
Still Needing the second brace and a brace for the door.
Its been to hot to do anything major
when Kyle gets home from work.
You don't want to see it if I did it!Lol
I didn't have enough roost in the other house.
We have 2 cedar trees the goats stripped and various other sticks
I hooked them in the panel to where they wont slide out.
Since its a little shorter and not as much of an arch.
We put in a support to keep it from bending in if we get to much rain or snow.
Its attached to the panel at the top so it can move at the bottom if needed.
I keep a light in the pen to help discourage Night time predators.
Of course Faithful little Hobo is out there.
My current nest boxes...
Their feeder..It really does save feed.
They are currently locked up till they are use to the new place.
I will start letting them out in a few weeks in the afternoon.
This will keep them laying and roosting in here.
Since the house is shorter, the post are taller
I cut to fit around the T-post.
Their dust bath.
I had a bucket of ashes that hadn't been used.
We start with the back. Put your T-post in the length of the back panel. Our back panel was 2 pieces so it overlapped some to have a length of about 12ft. The sides were pieces of hog panels that are about 6ft. We had trimmed down some left over hog panels that were bent on the end.. They are shorter and have graduated squares. Then you add the front T-post to the hog panels.
We used 2 cattle panels for the top. Bow it to the inside and attach about 2 squares down with wire. Then pull it out to fit the hog panels and wire together..