Positioned on the edge of the retaining wall.
Nice cosy nest.
And it wouldn't be complete without a working ramp and latches!
Today was move-in day for the new residents too. This little girl was the last to go into the tractor, and left a little deposit in the nesting box before flying out. Of the 6 black pekins we put straight into the nesting box, none used the ramp. They chose to fly down instead.
There are 3 adults and 3 of their chicks who are almost at point of lay. We named the three pullets: Cherry, Blossom and Kiwi...the daddy rooster is called Mr Sheen, and there's mummy Juju Juciy (named by Sarah) and the other mummy hen, Sweety Pie - also named by Sarah.
They all went to roost this evening which I was happy to see, although Mr Sheen couldn't fit on the roost. He was prepared to sleep underneath to be near his girls, but I felt safer with him in the raised nesting box on the opposite side. So I climbed in the tractor, picked him up and put him in the nest. I don't think he was too impressed with that, but last time I checked he had nestled in the wood shavings.
Next project has to be fencing, so I can have them free-range during the day. I hope they like it in their new home.