When the parents built the home they did not adequately plan the size of the house they built. #-o
Their family grew fast and one of the 6 children was forced to leave home before being ready for the outside world due because of the lack of available space in the home.
I encountered the displaced youth and after careful consideration thought it was best if this youth could remain at home a little longer to develop the skills need to survive in the world today.
So built an addition on to the existing home for FREE !. Time was of the essence as I knew the longer the youth was separated from their family the harder it would be to reintegrate with parents and siblings so I built the addition without a building permit. :-;;
The new home is more than twice the size of the original. The youth is now happily living back at home with siblings.
Below is a picture of the orignal home (the light colored structure) with the attached addition (the darker structure).
I used a pair of old gloves that have been in the barn for quite some time which has that “rural” smell so that my human scent would be minimized.
I as puttered around in the shop for awhile I noticed that parents return to check things out and with in a few minutes regular trips being made to feed the chicks so I guess all is good…. That is until the building department finds out. -o<
Earlier in the day I saw at least 2 chicks in the addition but by the time I took the picture it was little cooler so I think the are cuddling together for warmth so nobody was in the addition. Not much feathers on these guys at this point.
My only regret is that I did not build a bathroom as they seem to think that is what the floor of my shop is for. :roll: