I had an afternoon nap today and was woken by construction noise.
When I roused myself to investigate, Nick had just finished mounting this set of PVC tubes to the old aviary inside the chook yard.
There is talk of using a deeper container at the bottom but the prototype seems to be working well. As you can see, the girls were quick to investigate their new feed station.
The ice-cream container at the top should stop water entering the pipes but the bowl needed shelter. Nick found a sheet of corrugated iron and leaned it against the aviary. It's being held in place with a couple of "Lightning Ridge nails" (aka bricks)!
We visited Lightning Ridge in 2011 and were amused by some shacks that had rocks to hold down their roofing!