Friday, April 25, 2014

A Small Adjustment

For the past couple of months, the Ladies in the Big Coop have persisted in laying their eggs in the small spaces beneath the nesting boxes.  This wouldn't be such a bad thing, if the spaces were accessible to a human as well as to chickens.  Crawling around in the straw and trying to avoid parking my hand or knee in a fresh contribution of chicken poo was getting old, so over the past long weekend I took matters in hand.

A quick turn with the cordless drill removed the screws holding the nesting boxes in their old positions, and securely attached them in their new positions on top of the makeshift shelf (formerly known as Where Naughty Chickens Go To Poo).  A board in front of the old crates helps hold straw and eggs inside securely, and then I had fun with some fallen branches and an old section of 2x4 board to make a custom ladder for the Ladies to climb up to their new nest box area.  More adjustments are planned to make this place cute as well as functional, but for now, it appears that the Ladies are happy with their new nest location:
It doesn't get much better than that!

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