Space is a premium in the Banty Barn so, one day, whilst I was doodling in the shop, I made the Banties a feeder trough. I've since put dividers in it to separate oats, pellets and oyster shell. I can remove the trough at night and store it in Gordon. No more nightly rat festivals.
I liked it so well, I made one for the big girls, too. And, pulled down their monstrosity of a feeder. More room for them and no room for rats. They have a separate oyster shell box so, this trough only has the 2 compartments.
I had some thoughts on building a lightweight tractor for them, too. Yesterday, I scouted enough wire from the old fence line, scrounged some wood and made this
new old tractor. Only cost me time. Enjoyable time. Goose chose not to go on the journey for bugs and grass but, Alice and Esther had no problems entering and riding to the feeding grounds.
When I brought them back to their run, they exited, just like trained little monkeys. Still needs a nesting box and I have a small tarp for shade.