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Monday, December 6, 2010

Backyard chickens


Both villages allow backyard flocks of chickens. One village restricts roosters. Chickens are great processors of food waste. The main challenge is keeping the bears and coyotes from getting them. These ladies look well-fenced but last spring their coop was broken open by a hungry young black bear. They took to the trees for the night and returned the next day.

2 comments:

Linda said...

Not just winter to contend with, but bears! You need to visit my blogging friend Jacqui, a Scottish homeschooler with hens: http://www.thebarefootcrofter.com/2010/12/deep-and-crisp-and-even.html.

Miranda said...

Thanks for the link! Great blog!