El Ranchito de las Gallinas Urbanas


Yard2

Now that the chickens have turned their first yard into bare earth, peppered with a few unwanted orange peels, I’ve finally assembled the second yard, complete with its own dedicated coop door. After some nervous glances through the new door, the most brazen of the chickens strode out to caper in the long grass, soon to be followed by her companions. Now the first chook yard will be planted out with green manure crops, and over the summer will become a dedicated plot for maize, tomatoes and a few other delicacies. Once the crop is over, the chickens can then be shunted back in to clean up the remains and scratch it back into the soil.

The girls gather in preparation for the premiere of their new yard

The girls gather in preparation for the premiere of their new yard

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