I'll show you all the parts of the farm as I go along but I'll just jump right in for now on something I recently did.
Here is my "Mobile Hospital Coop Prototype Mark I"
To explain the purpose of this contraption. We have 650 hens in 7 coops. Within each coop there is a social hierarchy or "pecking order" and if you are on the bottom of it you are picked on by the other hens, like High School, so you wind up missing feathers and having exposed raw skin.
This smaller pen allows us to pull the hens that are being picked on and let them get a break. The hens also scratch up the ground and prepare it to be turned into gardens. This pen is actually in our backyard.
It is made of 3/4# PVC pipe and some wood scraps zip tied on for stability. On the sides and top are chicken netting which is plastic rather than metal and a tarp so they can get out of the rain, not pictured is a little roost for them to go up on at night.
They are very interesting to watch and sometimes I'll sit for hours just staring... staring... staring...
1 year ago