Out with the old and in with the new! In this case, we got rid of the old red chicken house/bus which while it did the job, was not very nice to look at. The kids pretty much built this chicken house with the guidance and assistance of Fred in between his day job. I hated to see this new chicken house get messed up; it is nice enough to be a cabin and roomy to boot. It now houses 99 mostly laying hens with plenty of room to spare. See the photos below of the process of building this chicken house. Fred and I hauled in the old bus and sold it for the steel. It felt sad as I watched the huge magnet pick up the bus like a kids toy and proceed to demolish it.
The sale of the bus more than covered the cost of the new materials we purchased for the new chicken house. The tin, doors and windows were all recycled materials, as well as some of the lumber. Pass the eggs please……………..!