Originally Posted by locknest4
When you get a chance wld love to see pics of gum tree perches, coop renovations and pens
always good to see other people's ideas !
Okay, got a few pics. I think only Auzzies understand the beauty/ugliness of corrugated iron and gum tree branches
This is the far left - against the front wall. I built it as a drake run but my scovy claimed it as her private quaters.
From the outside. Thats my son, baby helper
Okay, right hand wall. A few months ago when I got more chooks I put in the highest one, thats where the Isa's like to perch. Everything else went in Monday.
Showing how the old and new perches bend over to the plank and platform. I put these in years ago when I first got chooks. They are always shunned!
Plank and platform leads over nesting area where there is a low branch to help little ones learn to jump up.
Far left, just before the drake run/scovy quaters. This dividing piece used to be over iin the other corner and there was a nesting area under where the gum tree perches are now. The australorp was hell bent on roosting on its edge and the nesting area went to hell with poop, so I moved it over and put up new perchings.
Back to the start! The little lorps insist on perching on THIS divider, and Gertrude, if she doesnt nest, sits on the white bucket. Happily Shiela did not follow the divider to the other side and has opted for a gum tree perch. The small corridor (that my son is standing in from the far back shot) may be converted, needing only roof and door to make it secure before I add perches and nesting areas.