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

Wind powered automatic chicken feeder

chicken artI'm not exactly sure what Steve M was thinking when he designed this beast of a machine, but I like the direction he's going.

Sometimes a machine doesn't need a good reason to exist other than the fact that it hasn't been done before.

The combination of wind power and chickens attracted my attention like a magnet.

While we're on the topic of automatic chicken care, check out our homemade chicken waterer which gives your birds clean water for days.

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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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That reminds me, I saw chicken diapers in the pet store the other day.
Comment by joey [] Fri May 15 21:25:50 2009
Chicken diapers? Yikes!
Comment by anna Sat May 16 08:04:21 2009

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