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Saws, Drills and Hammers

Wait, what did I study again? Yes, you are still on the blog representing the master programme of animal science, haha. You may have read that I have been busy with preparing a preference test for chickens. Well, this is a big part of the preparations – the practical part – so to say. As the two sections of our testing pen should be as identical as possible, I am constructing smaller perches of which two should fit into one pen, instead of one large perch. After measuring, drawing and calculating, I’ve been spending many hours at the research facility sawing, drilling and hammering. Who would have thought this would be included in your masters degree? Not me! But I enjoy these kind of things a lot, and it’s a welcome change to sitting in class. Hopefully the chicken will be content with my handicrafts!

 
On the left part of my messy work desk, on the right chickens testing my first prototype perch.

Any questions? Suggestions? Want to volunteer building perches? You’re always welcome to leave a reply.

Rosan