Thursday, September 18, 2008
Meet the Chickens
We have seven chickens. Originally we had eight but one has mysteriously disappeared. We fear it may have become a subterranean chicken, scratching, pecking and laying in the bowels of the earth. There does seems to be an epidemic of fowl disappearances among those who keep chickens which has more than anecdotal evidence.
Here is the amazing chicken coop that my dear husband built out of salvaged materials, including part of my swing set from when I was little:
The second picture shows the coop with the nest box access door open - which makes collecting the eggs super-easy.
Right now we are getting two to three eggs a day. They taste so different from store-bought. They taste of the earth, fresh air, grasses, and insects the chickens eat.