After two summers, the play-hut chicken-coop is still going strong.
During the hottest part of the year we decided to make a little enlargement of the chicken pen and a better free-standing nesting box. I decided, the work team grumbled.
An excellent way to spend time together if you like slow suffocation at the side of the house in grueling temperatures with chicken wire poking out everywhere.
So, finished most of the work alone. But look how cute it turned out! My kind of craft project – the chickens don’t care if things are a little wiggly and rinky dink! No need to be too picky. As a result, most improvements only last a year or so.
Above is the new nesting box. An old TV cabinet. Fixed it up with a matching waterproof roof to help for the winter, and to create an overhang around it. Painted outside with high-grade outdoor paint. We’ll see how it holds up.
Below, the backside of the nesting box. Yes, the top ladder step needs to be fixed. My son made this ladder so I love it.
Awesome, just when you thought you were safe from any more Chicken Blog Posts here, this one just snuck in! Here’s the inside of the nesting box.
Carpet remnants are perfect in the nesting boxes. Toss out if ever dirty, cozy hay and a golf ball on top is all that’s needed. Curtains for some privacy, and a chandelier just to be annoying. They have a lot to cackle about.
Next summer we will raise some more babies. The Chicken Chick website has inspired us to try raising live ones from a broody chicken this time! Always looking for local adoptive families, let me hear from you! Need to stick with only 3 chickens. We are maddening to the neighbors as it is.