So.....today, I made a trip to Lowe's. This was going to be taken care of TODAY!!! Since Papa Bear was in the field, I figured the coast was clear for me to get a little creative, screw things up, cuss, cry, and still have everything put back in order and 'perfect' by the time he got in tonight. Uhmmmm......no such luck. He was in the barn lot when I got home, working on filling the planter and talking to a friend that we farm with. So all of this had to be done, under his watchful eye. I'm sure he was just waiting for me to either say, 'would you just take care of this' or 'I give up'. .....Not happening buddy, not on your life!! I am going to fix this, and it will be perfect, and effortless!!!
Here is my creation, I am sure this is not an original. But I am very satisfied with the results. AND the bonus is, I got a compliment from Papa Bear!
See where I have hinged the 2 shelves
Here is a better picture
Here are the zip ties at one of the ends
Zip ties in the middle
I think we are going to leave them set up, and use them as a pen if we ever need to separate some of the hens.