We got up at 5am and had coffee with Mom and Dad. Yes it was sad to say goodbye, it always is. And we drove to Salem and had a big breakfast at Denny's. I ate blueberry pancakes. They aren't gluten free, but I'll be good when I get home. Then we drove to Portland and filled the rental car with gas before dropping it off. Then we took a shuttle to the airport and checked our bags. We had to pull stuff out of 2 bags because they were overweight by 2 pounds. We have big carry-ons. Much bigger then I like. Going through security was easy. I was surprised because I was carrying a pressure cooker. But the airline website said it was ok to carry on. And I informed the security we had it. It was no problem at all. I hope it fits in the overhead compartment. So now we wait. We are 3 hours early and siting at the gate. Maybe I can Skype Juergen?
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.