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All Work & No Play

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Friday March 29, 2013

Westfield, NC (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: ... make for a nice pen for the chickens! Work proceeds, and I hope it will be ready by the time the chicks are old enough to come out of their coop. Friday was a beautiful day for this kind of work! Here you can see the indoor-outdoor carpeting I put under the building to discourage weeds, and the wire mesh I made into a skirt around it to keep out critters. You can also see the two chicken doors that will lead to the pen or garden, which will both be enclosed; I intend to switch off years.

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6. ChrisAnthemum
10:05 PM GMT on March 30, 2013
Thank you, Kris! I think you're right; not only the eggs but the meat is superior to what you can buy. But one of the hidden benefits is the manure, which is why I put the coop next to the garden. I hope the birds will not only clean up weeds and bugs, but also leave their manure on site so I won't have so much shoveling to do. I've used chicken manure before and it makes those vegetables POP!!!
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5. relishthejourney
9:58 PM GMT on March 30, 2013
Wow, now that's a Chicken Palace! :) You're right, they're not a money-maker, but they keep the bugs down and "real" eggs taste soooo much better!!
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4. ChrisAnthemum
1:26 PM GMT on March 30, 2013
Thanks, Shirley! But anyone who thinks they'll save money raising their own chickens for meat and eggs, would have to be using shelter homemade out of scrap lumber rather than going this route! I think this falls under the category of "gentleman farming" rather than real agriculture.
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3. WeatherWise
1:20 PM GMT on March 30, 2013
That is a mighty fine chicken house - you are
not only a good mother to those little chicks,
but a great provider! Beautiful! Thanks for
sharing!
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2. ChrisAnthemum
12:52 PM GMT on March 30, 2013
Thank you, Laura! I'm pleased that you're taking an interest!
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1. SunsetSailor
11:39 AM GMT on March 30, 2013
Kathy, it is interesting to watch your project progress, keep'em coming.
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ChrisAnthemum

Wife, mother, grandmother, gardener, naturalist, writer, artist, crafter, homeschooler, owner and occasional breeder of registered Shetland Sheepdogs, and a child of the King. Rank amateur at most of these. Live in Westfield, NC, near the western mountains.Some of my photos are now available for sale from Fine Art America. Please check the website: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/kathryn-meyer.h tml only join the html -- for some reason this site won't let me do it. Clicking on my website below leads to FAA's main page, but you can access my gallery there by putting my name Kathryn Meyer in the search box.

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