The black hen has been sitting on eggs for a few weeks now. Hen eggs take 21 days to hatch so we had to hustle to make a hutch for the hen and any lucky chicks to live in for the first week or so. The hutch will keep the chicks safe from crows and quolls.
Antonia, a HelpXer from Barvaria, and Geoff put together an A-frame hutch and nest box.
Starting the A-frame :
Cutting boards for the box:
Drilling pilot holes:
Assembling the box :
Working on the A-frame :
Stapling on the mesh :
The finished product and successful carpenters :