Tuesday, June 7, 2011
In which the chickens engage in their seasonal migration (at last)!
Okay, fine. We'll just move our outdoor building project into the space that used to be the hay barn, and try to finish it, so the chickens can move out of the Winter Palace and back into their summer cottages.
TODAY, we finally finished it: the third edition of our Chicken Tractor.
Details about Chicken Tractor II HERE.
Chicken Tractor III, also known as Mma Ramotswe's Tiny White Van , holds 4 chickens and has 4 nest boxes, a shelf for the water jug, and a roosting bar. It is significantly lighter than the earlier models.
Chicken Tractor I is still working fine after 2 years in the Swamp, but it doesn't look nearly as pretty as CTII or CTIII. I now call it Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It's significantly bigger, and houses six hens.
Chicken Twelve. She roams the yard freely during the summers, but she has the bad habit of laying her eggs in unusual places , which makes them difficult to locate. We hope that by locking her in CTII for a few days, she will gain the habit of laying her eggs in the nest boxes inside what I now call The House at Twelve's Corner.
All three Chicken Tractors:
Life is good. Did you already know that?
Posted by AareneX at 10:26 PM