It's been a wonderful morning!
My hens weren't using their roosts and I just got two new girls going from 6 to 8 so I figured it was time to update the coop and try to make them more happy and comfortable. I took out the two nests I had in there (just a couple cat carriers) and I put them outside (does anybody provide nests outside btw?). I took out the 2x4s. They were pretty close to the wall and quite low so I don't think the girls really liked them. The coop itself is only 4 ft high so I can't do much but I had to do something. So I finally ripped out this dead small fruit tree that I've been ignoring for a while, sawed it up and secured that in the coop a little higher than the 2x4s were and further from the wall. I then put one 2x4 back in slightly lower than the branch and even farther forward. I then taped 4 crates together, cut up some wood to make a "front buffer" in each crate and stuffed that in the back. There is heaps more room in there now, even with everything spread out more. I think the girls like it. They were very curious as I was working.
This was also a good opportunity to pester one of my hens for a few hours. I've only had these chickens for 1.5 weeks but she has been showing what I can only guess are early signs of going broody. She doesn't sit in one particular spot but she sits a lot during the day. Half the day she does normal chicken stuff and eats and drinks and bosses everyone around because she's the top hen. But the other half she nests and sits around. Maybe she's just lazy but I don't want her to go broody before she even lays me an egg so I keep coming over to shew her over to join the other girls. I'm hoping I can pester the broodiness away haha.
Hope you're all having a great day!