Chicken Coop Renovation

As I mentioned in previous post, I was haunted by rats infestation for the whole winter. Eventually, they were killed by traps and rat poisons. Now sprint/summer has arrived and it is time to fix the holes and “patch things up”.

First off, butcher the hens and remove the existing nest boxes. I plan to rebuild the nest boxes into “community rolling nest box”.
Fill the holes with concrete.
Cover the entire floor with 1/2″ x 1/2″ hardware cloth.
Dig a trench around the chicken coop. Since the coop was built on top of wood beams, a good portion of them are rotting.
Cover the wood beams with hardware cloth.
Various sizes (3/8″ to 3/4″) of clear gravels for base.
Caleb helping out with the shovel.
Joshua helping out with the shovel. After laying the gravels I will put a concrete slab on top.
I put a board along the side of the coop so that I can pour concrete and cover the wood beams. Not sure if this is going to work but it is worth a try.
Poured concrete.

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