New roost for the coop

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I had a bunch of scrap wood left over from the fence making and randomly decided to build a new roost for my coop.

My girls didn’t have a proper roost when they were young so they didn’t quite get the concept right away, now two of them tend to sleep on it, though if Starla’s mad she still sleeps on the floor of the coop. Lucy has always slept in the nesting box, Ethel used to sleep in the box with Lucy ( yes, the same box, it was very crowded) but now she finally roosts every night. Not that you really needed to know all that but there you have it!

So here’s what I built, we’ll see if they actually use it!

I took a bit of the scrap and cut all my pieces.

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Built the base frame. 18 x 11.5 …. I may have proportioned it weird….

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I added the risers, 3 in, 4.5in, & 6in.

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Then added 1×2 to the top of the risers.

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We’ll see if they actually use it.

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Echo’s Friends’ Cookies Website and Facebook Page!

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

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Car trash bag

Lindsey saw that I needed a trash bag in my car and made me one, she rocks! Here is her post about making it.

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After she gave it to me I set out to make the cardboard insert for it.

I took a cardboard box and started cutting it up to fit.

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Next I taped it together (I’m wasn’t very careful to keep my tape neat)

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Last I put a bag in the insert and put the insert in the bag.

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I stashed two extra bags in the sides and put it in the car.

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Thanks Lindsey!!! I love it 🙂

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site