It’s finally done! Thanks to the voluntary help of a wonderful and talented friend, and re-purposed and thriftily purchased materials. The chickens are enjoying their new home, we’re enjoying a chicken-poop-free porch. My pansies and calendula will RIP. I didn’t see that one coming :( In our tiny yard free-ranging wasn’t working out. I didn’t enjoy being that lady who chased her escaped chicken down the road with five kids in tote.
I think they’ll be quite content with their own space. After all, they are chickens. They really only need food, water, and and shelter…granted. You spoiled girls can feel free to start laying soon :)