My last attempt at integrating new birds into my flock did not go well. This time I have a temporary enclosure for the new birds within sight vision of the main enclosure.
The design goals were:
Use up as much scrap material in the junk pile.
Easy to disassemble for storage when not in use.
For years, mine left the agapanthus leaves alone, but ate the flowers. This year they decided to start mowing down the leaves too :-(.
Irises (and bulbs) were gone the first year.
The plants they haven't touched are rosemary and rock roses (cistus).
Umm, we really do wear the glasses. I wasn't joking when I said I got pecked in the eye. I was really lucky that it was only a nasty scratch on the cornea. It was two weeks before I had my vision back to normal.
Thanks. It took about 3 months, though there were a few breaks in there. I wasn't in a rush because I knew that we couldn't get the chicks until Labor day and all summer travel would be done. I guess if I had ignored my family I could have built it one month.
Now that there are actually chickens living in the coop, I thought it was time to add some new photos.
This was mostly completed early July 2012. The photo below was taken Jan 2013.
Footprint is 6' x 10', and the enclosed section is 3' x 6'. 7ft tall at the front, 6ft at the back. I had some...