We have lots of siding leftover from building our coop so I was thinking about building a little hut or something to put an outside feeder in (to keep rain out). Does anyone have anything like this? Got pics?
I have been trying to locate this pic that I took from the Baton Rouge, LA zoo a couple of years ago. They have what you are describing. They have small "huts" that some of the smaller animals can use to get out of the sun. I am going to transform that into a "hut" to put my outside feeders in so that the feed does not get wet when in rains. Now, it's just finding the pic.
The only thing that I have like what you are talking about is for my sheep and that is too large and too tall for chickens.
Yesterday we had a pretty good blow. The ground around and the dome thing was wet but the feed was dry. I guess I was just lucky. The dome keep stuff out of the feeder too.
Thanks for the complement. I didn't think it was so much unique as functional. That's about all my old mind could come up with. It turned 68 today and it's gotten kinda tires. The brain. The rest of me is still 22.
The little hut thing also provides a degree of shade for the hens when they're eating. Plus, I just didn't want the feed spill inside the coop.