The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Moving chicks

pulling the chick brooder to a new location with pretty flowers

One advantage to not having a mother hen raising new chicks is a reduced foraging perimeter.

We like to have our new chicks near the garden without being close enough to do any real damage.

Moving the brooder a hundred feet seems to reset their foraging zone, but when they're this big we start fencing them in over by the barn with some temporary plastic fence.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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Anna, your shirt, the orange flowers....perfect...wonderful picture Mr. Mark!!!
Comment by Nancy Thu Sep 19 00:24:44 2013





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