Over the last week, health and time permitting, I’ve deconstructed an old dog house that Athena donated and put it on stilts to make a new, luxurious, chook palace.
The girls now have more space in the run as the new house has a smaller footprint than the old and is off of the ground, allowing them to play underneath.
The old house had a single nesting box and nowhere to roost. Those problems are gone with the new design.
Some changes were made with us people in mind, the roof hinges back to give us access to the whole thing to make cleaning much easier. The height is designed around Jelina’s reach, so she doesn’t need to strain her back.
We’ve had one egg laid already, so I think we’re all on a winner!