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

Revamped brooder followup

Chick brooder

The revamped brooder has been doing its job admirably.

Snake eating a chick

Which means no more of this...

Foraging chicks

...and plenty of this.

In fact, the only flaw of the new design is that the flashing on the solid wall tends to heat the inside up when in direct sunlight. Luckily, the double doors allow a cross breeze during the day which takes the sting off the oven effect.



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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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