Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Portable Chicken Coop

A few weeks ago, Cara from St. Louis, Missouri was volunteering and told us about a chicken coop on wheels that she had made for her garden. The idea was so intriguing that we really wanted to construct one that would be used in the Katitawa garden.

We talked about it for a couple of weeks and shortly after Cara left for home Adam and Ryan decided to build one. One thing about these guys....they really make things happen. They made the plans, went out and bought the materials and in a few days it was a reality.
An interesting aside to the story was their trip to Ambato for the materials. When they found the place that had most of the material they were getting ready to pay for it when the owner asked them what they were doing. They told her that they were volunteers, working at a school in Salasaca and were going to build a chicken coop. The owner was so interested that she ended up giving them some additional material that they will use for another project.
The coop is being moved into place and as you can see it really is portable. On Saturday six young chickens were added.Everything seemed to be fine, except on Monday we found that one of the chicks had died.
Of course we gave it a proper funeral.

We don't know what went wrong, but in a week all the young chicks were dead. It was sad but we will start over in a few days.

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