Saturday, March 1, 2014

Winter Eggs

The Eggmobile moved around to various paddocks and pastures during the 2013 summer, but it came to roost for the winter in the new High Tunnel.  Despite the ample days of below-zero temps, the chickens have thrived quite well in the tunnel.  In fact, on many sunny days Farmer Bob has had to open the vent window as it gets very warm in there.

Adaptions due to the extreme cold include picking eggs by noon and again just before sundown so they don't freeze.  Also, the waterer (above white/red) must be brought in every night or the water is one big ice chunk by morning.  Farmer Bob has added new bedding now and then which keeps things clean and fresh.  It really is a nice place to hang out.  I'm sure I'll be getting an invite to join him for morning coffee in the High Tunnel within a few weeks.  Looking forward to it....

1 comment:

  1. Oh, so neat to see that ya have a blog! Keep up the great posting, I will be checking it out more! :)
    p.s. Farmer Bob....Haha, I like that :>