Explanation

Let me bring you up to date in case you haven’t been following the saga on Facebook regarding my chicken coop.

This chicken coop has been called a mansion by many and I’ll admit it is one of the finest structures on the Hunnicutt Compund.

We have decided to Name it the Duke Hunnicutt Poultry Institute in honor of my late dog Duke who passed away suddenly this spring. He was a big supporter of this chicken project.

I have been having some home renovation and remodeling done around here for over a year. About this time last year we concluded that we were going down the wrong path with our contractor and we fired him. We had to disassemble some work which led to an abundance of used building materials.

Most of this lumber and exterior vinyl shingles and been stored under a tarp for 12 months.

Rather than let this stuff just sit and attract snakes we decided to build a coop with style and grace. My current contractor designed and is building this coop mostly from surplus materials. He even donated some time to the project himself.

My role has been minimal…mostly a fetch it position for materials and beer.

9 comments:

Teresa said...

Love the name!!

Micky-T said...

Great way to use leftovers.

Phfrankie Bondo said...

...what about the poop...in the coop?...will you scoop?...or will it droop...through a hoop...into a pile of goop?...just askin'....

wReggie said...

State of the art dooky removal will be installed. Just talked to my engineer this morning and I think we are going with two or three 1/4 mesh screen trays. The can be removed, cleaned and reinstalled easily.

Jay said...

I hear that the local paper is about to blow the lid off this project. Apparently it's just another big government boondoggle paid for by earmarks.

Okay, I made that up.

wReggie said...

I have created more jobs this year than the President.

Michael said...

If this hurricane season continues to act up, doesn't follow the HR Clapp III warmer water = northerly track prediction, and ends up demolishing SunDog House, we're heading north. The chickens will just have to learn to share some space.

wReggie said...

Best I can surmise...if you want the best seat in the chicken house then pick your spot and peck with your pecker toward the eyes of the offender. That will usually get you the best seat.

Phfrankie Bondo said...

...Ill take the side with eastern exposure, IF there is a set of French doors (and a patio)(covered)...