A New, Temporary Home

by Kristina on May 3, 2011

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Today Sharon and Chris built a new, temporary home for the chickens.. The little ones had been living in an old steamer trunk with a heat lamp and an old window screen for a roof. But they were starting to outgrow their cozy abode and we noticed that they liked to perch on things (including us) when given a chance, so it was time to give them more room to roost. The box is built out of chipboard with wood dowels for their perches. It had to be large enough for them to move around, but small enough to fit indoors where they need to stay until they are big enough to survive outside and when their final coop is built

Chris says;
“New box with perches finished yesterday and today we will install the casters, for ease of movement. This morning we will introduce the girls to their new home, albeit temporary. With two perches to learn to jump and flap and about 8 square feet of floor space, they will be able to jump and flap their wings as much as they want. Thanks to my darling sister, Sharon, for the motivation, support, tools, fabulous workshop and of course the love that she brings. Sharon, you are an inspiration and I love you so much. Thank you for being you! (tear of joy) =-)”

The next step is going to be to build the permanent, large, outdoor coop structure. It’s going to be a fenced area around 12′ x 16′ feet with garden space inside and an enclosed coop at the center. Stay tuned…

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Jenn @LeftoverQueen May 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm

What a nice cozy home!

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