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Follow our adventures as we raise a tiny flock of chickens in suburban Bexley, Ohio.
Our chicken bloggers include Tami Taylor, a Welsummer, and Tyra, a Jersey Giant.
RIP, Betty, Joan, Sally & Peggy.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Birds-eye-view of the new sun shade

In anticipation of the inevitable heat of July, today I made a sun sail for the chicken run. I bought a couple yards of rip stop from the fabric store & a pack of grommets. An hour later: voila! It looks like it might storm tonight so we'll see how it holds up.

Update: So far so good with the sun sail!  If I had it to do over again, I might even make it bigger.  As it is, it's about 80" x 50".  I'll also probably add a drainage hole/flap in the middle so it doesn't get saggy with rain water.

Thursday, June 6, 2013


Our hens have access to a roosting bar which they NEVER use. I'm not sure why -- roosting is supposed to be a normal chicken behavior.  Who knows. But this morning we caught them roosting, just like real chickens!