When last I left off a month ago, the chicken building was just bare concrete. Well a lot has changed in a month. The vast majority of my farm energy has gone into building this structure.
Started with the West Wall
Then the East Wall
Completed East Wall
Horizontal Rafter Supports & Roof Extension
The framing took about three weeks, then I went on to sheeting the walls to add strength before doing the roof, but with heavy rain forecast for Christmas Day, I shifted to sheeting the roof and putting down felt to help keep the rain out of the building. Then I came back to finish up the walls.
Roof Felt is On
With all that done, the next step is house wrap followed by soffit instillation, window and door instillations, building up the roof, adding steel siding, running electrical wires, installing insulation, putting up internal sheeting, and painting the soffits in the spring.
I hope to be done soon, so I can get back to the normal winter activities of taxes, chainsawing, and planning out 2017. Until, then I got a full winter ahead of me. No time for sleeping on the job. Stay tuned for a look back at how things went in 2016 and what we are planning for 2017.