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October 2011 Vol. 1

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October 2011
Vol. 1

The coop is designed for "no poop on the shoe". Eggs are collected without going inside. They also have feed and water that can be serviced from outside. The trapdoor to close them off at night is operated by a rope and pulley from outside the run.

A thermo-cube and heat light will keep the water from freezing this winter. I've ordered a timer switch to extend the daylight hours. We insulated the floor, ceiling and walls. We placed stock trailer mat material on the floor so it is easy to shovel out. My neighbor supplies wood shavings for the nests and floor.

The cowdog, Foxy, is my little "chicken tender". She is vitally interested in every part of their care. However, I'm glad the chickens are safe behind the fence because I doubt if she and the other two stock dogs can be trusted.

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