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Chicken shell game

…in which the Cornish get a bigger shelter, the rangers go free, and the turkeys are more or less indifferent to their improved accommodations.

The dog was eager to lend a paw to the process.

A scheduling snafu meant that our turkeys and rangers were in concurrent need of brooder space. Today, the rangers hit the open mowed and made way for the turkeys to get properly settled. The rangers get a covered kennel as home base. They get a couple days to get their bearings, then the door gets swung wide and the chickens roam free.

I was looking for a good solution to a different problem, and found a solution to so many problems I didn’t even know I had yet! If you want to build a something-or-other, check out makerpipe.com for connectors designed to work with 3/4″ EMT, or 1/2″ with adapters. Our latest chicken tractor is a 10’x10’x3′ EMT box made with those connectors. Some hardware cloth and a tarp make for dry and secure accommodations.

These guys get put on a fresh patch twice a day, and that equates to about a zillion wild strawberries per bird. That feeder support is drooping, but improvements are being cooked up.

Mark my words, they won’t stay this cute.

These turkeys will be calling the brooder home for a few weeks. They’ve got a really obscene amount of room to spread their tiny wings in that time.

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