Still chillin' with my peeps
- Mar 13, 2008
My chickens are in a 10X10 coop which has a large doghouse in it (long story; I put it in there thinking the ducks would stay in it -- they did part time; now I have no ducks) and the chickens prefer to roost on top of that doghouse instead of the roost poles/boards. They'll crowd onto it until no more can fit, and those who lost out on the "bedtime run" settle for the roost boards. My question is this (however dumb it may sound): Why couldn't I just take the dog house out, take the roost boards out, and put in one of those folding tables with the plastic/poly tops like are used for church dinners & such? It would be lightweight and easy to move if necessary, it would be easy to sterilize, they could all fit onto it (or put in 2 tables), and it should be warm enough to keep their toes safe. I could put the nest boxes under the tables; no poop in nest boxes! Yay! Is this a reasonable idea, or another one of my brain vacation moments? Don't be shy, tell me the truth! I can take it!