The laying hens now make their home in rural Winneshiek County. With their newly remodeled “mobile home” and portable fencing, the hens can now be continually rotated to fresh pastures (they love the clover).
The Chicken Coop
The coop was originally built in the early 1900s and ended up being passed down to me through my good friend Reed. Reed constructed the mobile foundation, and helped tow the coop to our farm. Recent additions to the coop include a set of external nest boxes and an automatic door. The door opens shortly after sunrise and closes shortly after sunset.