Friday, March 06, 2015
Happy Chickens, Happy Me
This morning I read some entries in a blog about taking care of chickens. I felt very guilty about the way I care for mine. The author talked about what a chicken environment should be, complete with pictures of her coops which are nicer than my house.........certainly cleaner. She emphasizes ventilation, light, and fresh air. All of these are pretty much absent in my girls' world. Their one window fogs up so they can't see through it, and the only fresh air they have comes through two silver dollar size holes I drilled in the end walls. Of course the door does not close tightly, so maybe that counts. She recommends artificial light to keep the chickens laying eggs all year round. I opted out of that from the beginning, thinking that the natural day-night rhythm would be better for them.........and give them a vacation from egg-laying. If I were in their place, I would certainly need a vacation from producing one of those monstrosities every day. I don't know how they stand it.