Friday, November 13, 2009

Hmm, move it a little to the left, please.

I decided a few weeks back that my coop setup wasn't pefect. I had installed their perch immediately adjacent to the door. Evidently chickens don't like drafts, instead preferring to bed down in the far corner.

They're a picky bunch.
Additionally, when researching nesting boxes, I neglected to identify the reason behind the slanted roof feature.

Mine, sadly, had a flat roof. Ideal for chickens to stand on.

And poop on. Lots o' poop.
So yesterday I broke out the power tools and modified the box.

Nice pointy roof.

I also constructed a formal perch...

..that is not next to the door.

Well, it's further from the door. We'll see if it's any better.

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  1. Nice job on the nesting box! Looks good!!

  2. Thanks! Now we just have to get the rest of the girls to start laying.