RicelandMeadows


Did you hear we’re moving?
June 25, 2012, 4:22 pm
Filed under: June 2012

A Black Giant hen and her gal pal

                                                       June 25, 2012

      I have been in a computer fight with “WordPress” for the last few days. I am not sure I won, but I am getting to post again 😮      Our new hen-house has been set on its platform of gravel. It has been leveled and made ready for the hens. Tonight after dark, we will transfer the girls to their new place. I am sure they will enjoy their new home.

      The new place for them to free-range will be a 2 acre haven. It is planted in hay, pumpkins, rape and turnips. The later two crops were planted today. Those crops are eaten by pigs and sheep, later in the season.

      The hens new coop was designed by me, but built by an Amish friend in his shop. It is roomy, bright and airy. The windows will make the hens feel at home even in the dark days of winter. The monitor style roof will also let in light through the translucent panels. The vents on the ends of the ridge will keep fresh air moving in all types of weather without giving any of the hens a chill.

      The new nest boxes may take some getting used to, as we will reach in from outside the coop to gather eggs. I think the hens will soon settle down and really get to liking their new home.

      The horses and I are mowing their pasture. Tomorrow there will be a photo of my pals and I working….. Okay, I’m sitting on the seat… They are doing all the work!

 


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