|Outside of coop before installing new chicken door.|
|Inside of coop, old chicken butler that needs to be removed.|
When installing our chicken butler I had to make a frame for it to be mounted against. This needed to be torn off. But after looking at the new door it needs to be attached directly to the outer wall. I have insulated walls and old paneling on the walls. Which means cutting a much larger hole to accommodate the new chicken door. The new door doesn't have a name. Any good product needs a distinctive name, I have decided to name it the "POULTRY PROTECTOR"! The Poultry Protector has a built in light sensor that needs to see the daylight. Once I cut away everything inside the coop I will need to drill a hole to the outside so the eye can get some light.
|Inside of coop with Poultry Protector installed.|
|Outside, hole for sensor, smaller opening.|
The use of a piece of threadall means you have positive closing and opening and the rope doesn't pinch itself and cease to function.
We have two hens that are brooding. I checked both of them yesterday. One was sitting on four eggs and the other had no eggs. So I gave the no egg hen six eggs. We are going to let them try and hatch the eggs. We will have to clean out the chick area in the next 25 days just in case they actually manage to hatch some babies. I also counted hens, there are still 27 hens and one rooster. My light had burned out in the coop so I changed the bulb. More eggs should be coming directly. I will do my monthly egg reports tomorrow. I only used 100# of food last month. If I can keep the feed usage down the chickens may actually pay for themselves this year. I am going to start in on the barn today. I will be sure and get some before pictures.