The chickens have a shelter that's built on wheels, what has been referred to as the 'egg moblie'. The egg mobile is home to chickens. They stay inside it during the night. Then during the day they can run out and eat bug and grass and enjoy the chickeness of a chicken, Whenever they get the grass eaten down, the egg mobile is hitched the horses given a free ride to some fresh grass and bugs. They are also feed left over vegetables and they always have access to corn and oats in their egg mobile. Andy has found that the manure they leave behind when they move them to a new spot does an amazing job of building up the soil.
I got to see how Andy moves the chicken coup around in the field on our last visit to Cedarmore. It is really a smart way of fertilizing the fields. And the chickens don't seem to mind. What I thought was so funny was that once the fencing was up and Andy opened the door, the chickens, in a nice calm orderly fashion, came out of the chicken coup and immediately started pecking.
I am looking forward to trying the egg share this year. I love brown eggs! The yellows are so much more yellow than the eggs that you buy in the grocery store.
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