- May 19, 2009
I made a tractor entirely out of post- remodel scraps, and I love it! There's a roost made out of a pussy willow branch, a nest box on either side of the door, and a removeable floor for the winter. In the morning, I open the shutters to let the birds out to play, and I put the ladder on the outside so the banties can get back in. Works great for everyone but the Silkie. Phyllis doesn't do ramps. I put her in her nest at night; I put her on the ground in the morning. I set her on the ramp, at the very end, to encourage her, but she just sits there until I help her up/down. I gave her a box on the ground, but now I have to move it when I move the pen. Why can't she use the ramp? Her head is a big puff with a beak sticking out, so maybe she can't see it well enough. Should I make it wider? Install railings? Less steep? Install an elevator with a Cochin doorman? Sweet as she is, I hate catering to her special needs. Can someone help my hen into her house by herself?