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

Weight lifting chicken

Lucy door weight to prevent chickens from entering garden

How much weight can a chicken lift or push through?

We've had a rebellious hen pushing her way through our home made dog door to scratch up the garden mulch.

Hopefully these two pieces of furring strips will be enough weight to stop a hen while at the same time allowing Lucy to still push through.



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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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