Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Housing Chickens (and their friends) in Style

So this past weekend I toured some of the finest in poultry accomodation in the Portland Metro area.

Without exception the coop owners were a gracious, gregarious bunch. Most of them had a whole sustainable, green gardening scene going on in their backyards.

Here are some of the highlights.

This Japanese / Craftsman coop was ingeniously constructed and the hens seemed to love it.

Lovely hens.

And not just hens, but ducks too. Runner ducks and French geese.

All hard working employees of this remarkable mini-farm. They all help control kitchen leftovers and slugs. And they all contibute fresh, delicious eggs.

1 comment:

Katherine Gray said...

Hello! I found your blog via Squidoo. I didn't make it to the Tour as I was out of town but my husband did and he also loved the Craftsman.

Have you heard of the Faunophilia conference? A friend puts in on. I'd love to get PDX gals together to talk about gardening. I need all the help I can get!