My bags are packed and sitting in the hallway. I had Nicole weigh them so I don't need to pay a charge for overweight luggage. I checked in online but they don't have Philip and me sitting together. I hope I can change that tomorrow at the airport. I need to copy some audible books onto my iPod, and find the power converter, and charge my cell phone. Apart from that, we are ready to go! I don't look forward to the long trip. We have 2 layovers, so it will take 28 hours door to door. I think I'll be able to sleep well when we arrive. I don't have many expectations. I just love being with my family. I filled our freezer today so Nicole will have something to cook. And I know Juergen will buy plenty of pizza and McDonalds. But that is OK. He is a great dad. He will be fine. He managed just fine when Nicole and I went to America in May. I have 100% confidence in him! And I thank God for him! So I’m going to enjoy dinner and a movie with my family, them sleep and go to the airport. What a gift to be going home!
Why not start with an IBC and cut a hole for the door? You could build closed laying boxes into it, and something for the chickens to roost on. Put some straw or saw dust on the floor. You could add vents to the side for air. If it sat inside a chicken run that you can walk into, the chickens could be safe, dry and happy. I have an extra IBC. Maybe this could be my chicken house? I bet I could even plant the outside of it with mud and grass for extra insulation and good looks.