While the girls get along nicely in the coop that came with them, the design wasn’t quite right for this “shorter” mama. Egg collection required squeezing my entire head and left shoulder/arm into the tiny coop door while simultaneously trying not to inhale the chicken poop that was invariably on the threshold.
Enter my two handy boys, who promptly fashioned a couple of large doors on the back of the coop. While this might be a tad cooler for the chicks when we get a westerly wind, it was a necessary modification! And it makes cleaning out the nesting and roosting areas a whole lot easier!