8 years ago today we adopted Sarah in Nanjing China. I would love to say it was easy, but it wasn't. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life. She had RAD (reactive attachment disorder). But we have come a long way from the early dark days. I just spent some wonderful days with her in America. That was great! But today she is having melt downs over the homework she has to do before school starts on Monday. Really, she does fine in school. But sadly there remains so much self-doubt and fear. Even after 8 years. Let’s hope none of that pain will remain in time. Was it worth it...yes! But real healing can take years. People who adopt broken children should be prepared to take a long journey. But I guarantee you it is worth the trip. She is a pearl of great price, and I am so blessed to be her mom.
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.