Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Chicken Ridge - to keep the racoons out!

I think a racoon got in an took out all but one of my chickens. I needed to secure the coop better. So I thought I may as well do it in style, and I will have another example of some Iron design I can do. So I took a bit of a break from painting, my son welded the frame up and the panel in, I designed my rooster into the gate and went at it. It is in honor of probably one of my most handsome roosters but also was big and mean. So he had a battle with the crockpot and lost. here is a photo of him that inspired the gate!

Once I found the image of my rooster I liked, I took some photos of grass and designed him in the grass. I also needed to make sure that the gate had no openings big enough to let the chickens out, or the killers in. So "Chicken Ridge" was birthed! 

Here is the gate close to done. It still needs some grinding, painting and hanging. I will show you the final once in place!

So... hopefully, the chickens will be happy  and safe living in style in their little gated community!