~Building A Chicken House~

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……………..!

About Callens Honey Farm

We live on a small family farm located in S.W. Minnesota, near the South Dakota border. The source of our honey is from white and red clover. The honey appears as liquid gold in color. Our honey is extracted using a hand cranked centrifugal force extractor. Then the honey is screened once into a holding container from which we later fill the small honey bottles. We do not heat treat the honey nor add any other ingredients. Pure and natural is our Minnesota honey! What could taste better?
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8 Responses to ~Building A Chicken House~

  1. Lamby says:

    What a great job they did! We just did the same thing with left over lumber. Ours is 10 x 16 feet. We divided it on the inside, in half and made the other half for garden tools and the feed. We only have 30 some chickens though not 99. lol Kids are learning a lot! Good job, mama and dad!

    • Thanks Lamby. Yours sounds like a great idea:) This is so much better than the bus. I forgot to mention we have two chicken houses now, one having been built 3 years ago, totally recycled.

  2. Gina says:

    I love the picture of the bus towing the chicken house bus. Did you drive it all the way to town that way?

    • Fred drove in front of me and I followed him in the van. Just as a precaution. I would not have had to do so though, as there were no problems:) It acutally had a tow hitch gadget on it so there was no need to steer it at all. Glad to get that old eye sore out of here though!

  3. Angela says:

    Oh my gosh my favorite little Mario is getting so big! Pinch his fat little cheeks for me and tell him his FAVORITE cousin Angela loves him to death!! Hi to the gang for me! xoxoxo

  4. OH my, excellant job on the new chicken house. Will these chickens end up in the freezer soon?

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