Box made with 2x4 hardwood treated timber.
Cot on, and sizing up the posts for the other side.
Fence palings on, and the means by which the cot is anchored to the hardwood box. These palings were given to me by a relative doing a yard clean-up. Because these were already on site, I could place the support bar on the cot at exactly the right height. Saved myself a lot of sawing otherwise.
Now an above view.
And finally, the side view looking into the nesting box. I'm pleased with the progress we've made but there's still more to do before the chooks can move-in permanently. I have to source some metal sheeting for the roof yet, but don't know what I'm dealing with until I get the roof battens on.
Looking more like a chicken coop now, but my husband said it bears a striking resemblance to a double bed at the moment too.
Speaking of Dave, I couldn't have gotten most of this phase completed without his help. Those 2x4 hardwood, timber sleepers were incredibly heavy - and tough to drill into as well. Needless to say, without my beloved offsider, I wouldn't have these progress photos to report.
Thanks my sweet!