Sunday September 23, 2018 Guerneville CA.
Constructing chicken nests and egg storage
The chickens were all resting in their pens from a hard morning’s feeding when I went out to their pen this morning. The frame work for the nest and storage cabinet was as I left it yesterday ready for the next step, shelves.
I got my tools out and set up.
To get the chickens out of my way I scattered some feed in the mulch pen and shut the gate on them. I spent most of the day just puttering but slowly getting things done.
I like using screws
I like using screws as if I screw up, I can take things apart and fix boo boos. Or if I want to modify something I can unscrew things and make them the way I want, plus they hold wood tight.
Cutting and screwing sides
Once the sides were on I needed some doors for the storage area at the top and at the bottom. I cut the doors out and had hinges for the bottom one but not the top one so I hinged the bottom door and screwed the top door in temporarily until I get some more hinges.
Chickens force their way in
I put a handle on the bottom door and drilled a hole to use a lock pin to keep it shut. I need hinges for the two egg collection doors on the nesting boxes and I need to build them some perches for getting into the nests. It was getting late and the chickens wanted back in, but I wasn’t quite finished yet. Eventually they forced the gate open and came in as this is their main pen were they feel the safest.
I finished up for the day and put stuff away. After a rest I covered up the dried fruit I have drying n this old truck bed trailer. The prunes in the back need about another day and the plums in the front need about another week or so. I covered them up for the night to keep the dew off them and the critters out.
That pretty much concluded my day for a nice constructive one.