Monday, January 5, 2009

Coop Update January 5, 2009

Coop is holding up well, almost exactly 8 months after its assembly on site. Hardware is tight, all materials weathering properly, structurally sounds as ever, adjustable ventilation system of louvers and lapped roof segments working perfectly.

Chickens pecking around the now-empty hot pepper plot, helping to turn the soil over. The plot is ready for tilling in preparation for the next planting. (Pretty flat right now after record-breaking rainfall on Jan. 3) No foreign fertilizer will be necessary for the upcoming planting season - it will all come from the free-range chickens, ducks, geese, and turkey.

Louvers closed for the winter.

Well-used nesting boxes.