Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Remodeling the Chicken Coop
The cut-down folding closet door rests against the 2x4 brace and the back wall, holding itself in place by its own weight. It's pretty easy to fold it in half and remove it for cleaning.
The 2x3 perches (running at right angles to each other) are the only new lumber we had to buy; everything else was laying around the hay barn. The blue tarp on the floor is held in place by strategic nails through the grommets. This makes it easy to haul all the dirty litter out to be carried to the compost heap when it's time to clean the coop.
We moved the girls one night after they had roosted, then closed up the old coop. They took right to the new one. I wonder if they remember it from back in June when they used to live in it, B.F. (Before the Fox) At any rate, they chortle contentedly and they're laying a bit more. Of course, that could be because Herb nailed a board up around the bottom of the tack room since we suspected they were laying under there. I just hope that if they did, one of Templeton's descendants will successfully carry off any eggs!