Conversion: Step Four
Check this out--a Plexiglas door that slides up on a pulley. I can stand at the rear of the house pull the cord and let the hens run out into the coop. Then I can lower the door and do my daily maintenance. When I'm done and I've closed the rear doors, I can open the Plexiglas slider for the day.
The Plexiglas lets in lots of light so I don't need to be outside early in the morning. These chickens will have natural light, food, water, nesting boxes and a roost. I'm going to have the best chicken condo around town!
One tiny caveat here. The door operation reminds me of a guillotine and seems a bit gruesome. "Off with your head" is not something I want to contemplate about my chickens as they really are pets at this point.