This is my sad bath house… just a couple of days away from being ready to provision with dirt, ash, DE and sand. I did not want to show nor share it prior to being finished, but I ended up one work day and two paint days short. So, it will most likely reside here, drug haphazardly out of the way for the rest of the winter season. But I know she will rock in the spring! The front is unfinished, needs the right and left pieces, then an insert with a opening for the guests. The windows do work, and made of cedar and some redwood. The shingles will need wait until it warms up in the spring. I will paint her white of course. The inside is about four feet square and is designed to hold dust bath materials up to about twelve inches deep, I suppose it could be a little more. Deep enough the birds can get lost in it, and I had hoped it to be an all weather, dry place for their grooming pleasure, year around.
There is a chain fixed to the front skids with eye bolts, so that I can move it around with the lawn John Deere. I do so enjoy the photographs you folks share, especially of buildings and birds and I learn and glean a great deal from what I see. Now I have never seen a portable chicken dust bath prior, but if there is a need, well there must be a way. That is how this structure came into being. The DW likes it enough that she wishes me to construct a larger one for the granddaughters to play in. The front roof juts outward so as the DW can have a place to hang a flower thing from. Kind of the old farm meets Better Homes & Gardens…
So during this slow season, lets see some of your structures, inventions, improvements and etc.
Best to all and your birds,