Every few weeks the girls get to go up to the veggie yard for a couple of days running to scratch around the old beds or unused areas. the first time i herded them up there it was like a comedy show & i ended up chasing them all over the place for about half an hour until i finally got them all in the yard. after 3 trips they knew exactly where they were headed, now i only have to leave the gate open & off they run. Miss Black is always the first & the most bossy. Miss Grey is always last for everything, the last to get off the perch & out of the shed in the morning & the last when i call.
after the first couple of times hunting for eggs i decided to build them a mobile nest house to lay their eggs
everything to build this came from the shed or under the house
i put in a moveable perch so if need be it could double as temporary housing
after two build days this is how it turned out. i was going to put mower wheels on it but i probably wont bother until winter when i have a bit more time.
Miss Black liked it so much she laid me an egg within 20 mins. i told ya, the first to do everything.