Philip and I did a little more shopping with my mom today. I found some nice Christmas gifts for Thomas today. And we ran into my sister Dianna. So Philip and I went to lunch with Dianna and her son Chris, and her husband Paul. And I got the tour of their new house. I was feeling very tired today. Somehow the jet lag seems worse as time goes by. It is only about 9pm and I'm going to bed totally wiped out. I need to pull my camera out and start to take some photos. And I need to get out in the garden. I'm a little nervous about the weather. I wonder how the poor weather will delay our trip home. My dad sleeps allot. He is happy to see us, but I feel like he just does not feel that good. I'm wondering how having the whole family around is going to stress him out. He tires easily. My mom also seems pretty tired. We may all be getting my sister Shelley's cold? I'm really feeling drained. They seem glad we are here, but it also seems stressful to them because it is a break in their routine. They are both in their mid-70’s. I think they need their quiet and rest. Even positive stress is still stress. I can tell my dad is not feeling well and feels stressed.
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.