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The roosting hens are carved from one piece of Alder wood and were inspired by our Rhode Island Red chickens putting themselves to bed for the night. About 9in diameter by 6in high and finished with wax polish. The wood was bright orange when freshly cut but has faded to a mellow brown.




The gaps between the posts and rails were cut out with a fine saw.


A small gouge is used to texture the tail area.




The feathers on the breasts are cut using a small narrow gouge and a V tool is used for the long neck feathers.


The tails of the outer hens droop over the perch and were carved from beneath it.



Contented Hens Roosting for the Night


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 Updated August 2018                  Puddleduck Farm, South Wonford, Holsworthy, Devon. EX22 7DR 

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