Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Containing Chickens

Herb ordered me some solar electric poultry netting to fence in my chickens. I can move it as needed to get them to fresh grass. I do miss having them loose, though. My backyard, where they used to hang out the most, seems desolate. The good thing is that we are no longer hunting eggs. I am also freed from hosing the sidewalk, and the cats can have their food all to themselves.

The chickens are using the nesting box at last. A few weeks ago, I was ready to give up on it. One of my big Aracaunas had finally gone in there. . .to die.The solar panel.

Setting up the second roll of netting. Once I saw it all set up, I realized I could have done with one. The two are connected into a big rectangle right now. I may separate them and make two smaller pens. Then I would get something else to put in one of them, maybe some turkeys or geese.

Driving the flock to their new location.

The view looking south.


Emily G. said...

That's really handy. Like a chicken tractor only way bigger and better!

Wendy Haught said...

Thanks. I really like it. My first chickens had a permanent pen, and nothing would grow in it. It was just a dirt yard. I couldn't stand to see them stuck in there, so I always let them out. Then they'd get et by bobcats. So this is better.