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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

New accommodation

When the chicken's have most of their feathers and are too big for their box but they still need artificial heat for another week, what do you do?

They really look like miniature chooks now.

Well if you are the Cook, you rehouse them in the shower recess.  

She says it will be easy to clean out after they move out.

She even gave them sticks to practice perching.

It is the best example of repurposing she has come up with yet.

Note to self: As soon as the rain stops make arrangements for them outside.  Sooner or later you will need a shower.

Worth doing

When raising chickens use kitty litter on the floor of their house.  
It soaks up heaps and allows several days between cleaning.


  1. The shower!! That's hilarious. I love the new look of your blog and the way the top picture changes.

  2. Now that's inspired!The little darlings, my how they've grown.They'll be dating and staying out all night before you know where you are, hope you're ready for it?

  3. That Cook is so smart - what a wonderful solution. It must make the cats and dog furious!
    I too like the top photos of the changing landscape in your neighbourhood.

  4. Brilliant idea, in the shower and they look quite funny being not one thing or the other at the moment.

  5. It's a great solution! They are crazy gangly teenagers at the moment.

  6. Very clever. I hope they keep growing so nice

  7. Hazel you gorgeous young thing, as long as they aren't in my shed I'm happy!

    But where are you showering? Skinny dipping in your creek?

  8. I never cease to be amazed at the lengths you will go to for those little chicks! Such ingenuity (and self-sacrifice).
    I'm also feeling sympathy for the wet-footed horses in your header picture today.

  9. The cute looking birds... am definitely planning to raise some chickens in the future for their eggs and for the fun of it...

  10. Oh there are so cute. We wish we have space to keep some chooks. Incredible in the shower.

  11. Yes, very smart repurposing! And very adorable chicks!

  12. Great idea, funny...but a great idea!


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