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.

2 comments:

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.