We did a coop-building-blitz this weekend, and finally on Monday it was done enough for the chicks to move in. There are still a few details that need to be finished, but it is good for now. And none too soon--we left town for a week and when we returned the girls were HUGE. No wonder they kept knocking their food over while we were gone.
As of today, the girls have been with us for 6 weeks.
Here's the view I've been showing y'all during the building process--you can see the run, ramp, chicken door (some people call it a pop door), and people door. You can also see the people door to the run in the back. And a couple of chickens. And a couple of kids. See those black things to the left of the people door? Those are pullies and a lock to raise and lower and keep in place the chicken door.
I put food and water in the hen house, too. Hopefully within a few weeks I'll have the bigger/adult/permanent feeder and waterer made--those will be hung in the run. The bigger feeder and waterer qualify for the "easy" directive. Bigger, so I (actually, hopefully Bubby) don't have to fill them as often.