The chicks have grown up fast and are now chickens. They've gotten quite big and needed a lot more room than the small cage they were originally kept in at first. RW, Jr. came up with the idea of using a portable carport canopy, something like a 12x20, as a chicken coop until we could get some free time to build a more permanent structure. With both of us working regular jobs and part-time jobs as well, finding extra time for our prepping projects can be difficult. It's been working really good so far and the chickens seem to like the additional space to move around while they are scratching for bugs.
RW, Jr. bought the portable carport canopy on sale and used some heavier duty hardware cloth to seal up the sides because the varmints around here have a tendency to tear through regular chicken wire pretty quick. He also put down some old pieces of lattice work down around the edges to discourage predators from digging under the edges of the temporary chicken coop. A few solar lights were also added to make it easier to see around the coop at night. The canopy also gives them a lot more shade to protect them from the heat of the sun.
Staying above the water line!