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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

Coal Creek Farm on Facebook

The Chicken Doctor

April

The Architect

Clay

A Real Chicken Farm

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This is my friend Tim.  He and his wife, Diane,  are crazy chicken farmers.  I got an email from them last week to come save some of their chickens.  I’m a chicken doctor, so I get those sort of emails all the time.

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Don’t you just love corrugated metal?  Tim has built some of the prettiest chicken coops I’ve ever seen.  He has a lot of chickens, but only one white one.  One of these chickens is not like the others, one of these chickens just doesn’t belong.

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I took this photo of some of the chickens that were inside of the coop.  That giant plasitc thing in the front is a water fount.

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Tim and Diane have named all their roosters, but I can’t remember this guys name.  I’m going to call him Reggie.  Hi Reggie!

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This is their garden.  It makes my garden look like crap on a stick.  Tim and Diane are real gardeners, they sell their produce to real people.  I’m a fake gardener, I sell my produce to fake people.

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They use these plastic mats in their laying boxes instead of hay.  It makes cleaning out the nest much easier and the eggs are cleaner.

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This is one of the nesting boxes.  The chickens like the bottom boxes the best.  It’s funny, no matter what you do, chickens always seem to pick one spot they like to lay and ignore all the rest.

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This is another nesting box with that lovely corrugated metal.

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Here comes Tim with my first two patients.  I’ll fill you in on all the details in my next post.

Don’t you hate it when people don’t finish a story?

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