When I told my husband I was building a chicken-watching bench he exclaimed, “It’s about time!”
Now, I know he was being a smart-pants, but it really is a project I’ve been meaning to get to ever since we got the hens. Just a simple place to sit and watch the girls gobble up the scraps and dig around in the dirt. I don’t know why I waited, because it’s the easiest thing I’ve ever built.
So easy. My dimensions are sort of random based on the scrap lumber I had around, so if you want to build a similar bench feel free to use different measurements. This is not meant to be hauled around a lot, just to be placed and sit there. If you want a bench to stand the test of time and be dragged around, you should probably add some cross supports to the legs. This is for if you just have to have a place to sit and watch chickens TODAY.
Four 4×4 post legs and two 2×4 supports. The 4×4 legs measured 13″ long and the supports are 19″ long. I used plenty of extra long (3 1/2″) heavy duty exterior screws:
Five 2×4 seat boards, each 47″ long:
The finished height of the bench is 16″.
Piece. Of. Cake.
It IS about time!