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Installing a pull rope on the chicken run.

A rope on each end of the PVC chicken run will make it easy to pull into place.

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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-I just came across your old post about the ragweed forest that your chickens seemed to enjoy (2011, I know, I know)...while I was searching for info on the giant ragweed. You may have already found this out but apparently this type of ragweed produces a very nutritious seed (47% protein) and the plants can be cut and composted or sheet composted and are supposed to be good compost activators. What a huge amount of biomass! Anyways...just passing on the trivia. Barbara Simmons

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