Finally my chicken run is finished, all I need now is for my ladies to move in. The construction of the chicken coop took a mere 3 days to complete.
Below is a link to the sketch up
I didn’t appreciate how difficult it was choosing a chicken coop until I started the search myself. There are just so many options out there, fortunately many of the options where quickly ruled out as the build quality didn’t look good.
I simply didn’t want an imported flat pack coop which would last a mere few months, and take me just as long putting the thing together. Just under 6 months ago I purchased a rather large rabbit hutch and vowed never to buy flat pack animal enclosures ever again. It was extremely expensive and low quality.
So to cut the long story short I opted for a hand made chicken coop suitable for up to 8 hens. The coop was build and delivered from Perthshire within a week. I recommend perthshirepoultry.co.uk to anyone that is looking for a chicken coop. Being able to tweak the design slightly was great.
Considering these potatoes are just growing in reclaimed soil they are doing quite well. To be honest potatoes tend to grow better in open soil or raised bed. The last time I grow potatoes in potato bags the harvest was very poor indeed. Surely I should be able to grow at least one potato from eight potato bags.
Finally I am able to downgrade IBC fire hydrant tap to a standard hose tap. I bought this adapter from eBay for £20 which more than does what I need it to do (if you’d like a link post a comment below). The main tap will be used to attach my hose (and subsequently water pump when I’ve got some spare cash), the second tap will be used to link to my other two 200lt water butts, one of which is attached to the guttering.