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That is astounding. I have done a bit of rock work in my younger days, and this makes my stuff look sick. I particularly like your philosophical approach to this kind of work. Looks like a nice place to sit and drink a beer.You might get a kick out of watching the movie, "The Music of Chance" with Mandy Patinkin. They built a completely pointless stone wall in the movie. Also, treat yourself to a really nice pair of gloves, you earned it.
Thanks for the kind response. This has been a fun project, and I'm sure I'll be making adjustments as time goes by (I just updated the Instructable with revisions to the door and ramp). We have six little hens: a buff orpington, two australorps, a silver and gold wyandotte, and a brahma named "Princess Laya."
Thanks, your comments are much appreciated. In the past I built a very nice little hen house with two-by-two framing and quarter-inch plywood siding, just like you describe. We used it for years, and gave it to a friend when we moved. It's still working for them, after nearly twenty years, so I agree this one is definitely overbuilt. I have to admit that when I got the basic framing together I was shocked at how heavy it was. With the heavy pine boards for siding it is a beast. Even without the food sack and water tank, I can't lift the nest end of this hen house by myself. I did go a bit overboard on the strong-ties, and just about everything else in this project, but it was nice to be able to put our stack of old boards to use.
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