200 year-old house on 25 rocky acres in high country upstate NY and SO many highbush blueberries!
Friday, May 21, 2010
Moving the Coop
Before I bought this coop kit, I called the guy up to ask him if one person could move the coop. He said, "yes," and so I bought the thing.
Maybe one person can move it on a flat, paved driveway. When I finished the coop on Sunday, I tried mightily to move the coop on my bumpy, ungraded 200-year old, (did I say bumpy?) yard, and failed. So today on the way home from work, I stopped at the hardware, bought two clothesline hooks and a short length of chain, and moved the coop with the lawn tractor.
It worked well! The chickens LOVE the dirt I've put them on. The first thing they did was give themselves a nice long dirtbath.
And the dogs LOVED all the chickens**t I left for them to clean up. I couldn't stop saying the word "chickens**t" Telling the dogs they're full of it, thanking the chickens for making so much of it, etc, etc. It got me to wondering why we call people chickens**t or even why we call them chicken sometimes. I don't see a link. One of my chickens is actually pretty brave for such a defenseless creature. Does anybody know where the term comes from?