This past week I was sick with a very bad cold. As I stayed in bed I watched a BBC documentary about the black plague that killed half of Europe between 1348-1350. And the world had no power to stop it. The Spanish flu killed over 15 million people in 1910. We all worried about H1N1 and H5N1. Nothing actually came of that...well not for most of us. Some people sadly died. But H7N9 is already much more dangerous then we realize. It makes me want to check my food supplies, and buy a face mask. But more importantly, I want to keep living as I should. No unspoken words, and with my heart right with God. January worst month in China’s human H7N9 outbreak read more HERE
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.