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November 17th, 2010

Test Garden Update, Leslie Doyle, Las Vegas, NV

leslie_d_tnLast weekend I got two 4-month-old Australorp hens (photo below). They have very sweet dispositions—really. These are huggie chickens. I had to get more hens since I built a larger pen area around my coop. No square inch of my precious and little 1/2-acre city lot can go unused.

AustralorpsThe second photo shows the new fence I put in to keep my chickens out of the garlic and veggie beds. This is a portable fence (my design) and it is held up by the planter boxes along the outside and a couple of 15-gallon nursery pots on the inside. The coop is on wheels, so the fence has to be movable too. The gate has those hinges that close it when I forget (often).

coopSee the pole lamp? It’s to fool the chickens into thinking the days are longer, so they keep laying. I don’t know if it will work.

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