|Hay. (Yes, we cleaned it out!)|
The side pictured above is for human access. In the fall we put plastic over the chicken wire to keep the hens cozy during the night. But in the summer, the chicken wire at each end helps with ventilation.
|Other side, with small door for chicken access.|
|Interior view. I think we can fit eleven bales of hay in the center aisle. Notice the roosts and egg boxes. There are roost bars on the other side of the aisle, as well.|
|We've pulled it up right next to the garden, where the chickens are spending the winter. They share a divided hoop house with the bovines, one of whom eats copious amounts of hay (I'm talking to you, Flower).|
Any other ideas out there for multi-purpose farm structures? One of our next projects will be to build a larger cow shelter on skids. Stay tuned!