|Project by johnhutchinson||posted 12-18-2013 02:21 PM||990 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
For some unknown reason, my wife decided that we needed chickens to complete the homestead. I grudgingly went along and thought it would at least be an opportunity to design and build the ultimate chicken coop. After experimenting with several designs, and going through a stack of pressure-treated lumber, I threw in the towel and purchased a pair of wire pet cages. My only woodworking contribution was a removable roof and some perches.
The girls loved it, and it actually worked better than a fixed coop because it could me moved as they eventually mowed and fertilized the grass. During the day they free-ranged, and I actually became something of an expert at chicken herding.
They were with us for about nine months, provided more eggs than we could possibly use, and eventually moved on to a local farm.
I missed them when they were gone, and made a video in their honor … https://vimeo.com/53784166
-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"