Finally I have photos of the interior renos to the hutch. Hubby made a run below the coop, two raised nesting boxes (the girls love to huddle together in the rear one), and a perch across the back. We'll be making a larger run to attach; this is not big enough for three hens.
I'm using leaves, shredded paper and straw as bedding, whatever is handy. (The shredded paper blows everywhere, so I might not use it again.) A hardware wire door off another old rabbit hutch is wedged on the floor and keeps the girls from pushing bedding and their feeders down the hole into the run. I clean all of the bedding from the coop every week and put it into the composter. The contents of the run below haven't been removed in a month and there are no odors; this is the "deep litter method", I suppose.
That's a dollar store solar light strapped to the front. A blanket and blue tarp provides protection from night time wind, rain and cold. I slid a dolly underneath in case I want to move the coop, but I haven't actually moved it yet.
You see a straw bale on the left side. It shelters the run from wind and the girls love to lay under there.
Dorothy Gale is the Columbian Wyandotte. Momma is the Buff Orpington who is now 18 weeks old and may lay by the end of the month. You can't tell, but there is a third bird sharing that nest.
Tripp is the Barred Rock. There is a golf ball in the bin.
Edited by SouthernAlberta - 6/9/12 at 11:27am