I'm a firm believer in everything on our homestead has to earn it's keep.
That even goes for the chicks, although they're too small to lay any eggs or be really productive but I can get them doing something - weeding!
|The chicks and mum needed a bigger home|
They needed moving out of their ark, but with the predators around here they still needed to be contained so I thought I'd build them a temporary pen in the veg garden. That way they can eat down (and muck) a veg plot and save me some work.
|The plot on the end has gotten a little over grown!|
The pen didn't take long to put up as I got given some fence panels a couple of years ago and they're great for making something like this. I built a little coop for them to sleep in last year that's perfect for the size they are at the moment.
|building a makeshift pen out of some panels I was given|
|Happy in their new place|
|Doesn't even look too bad in the veg garden|
Anyone else using "animal weeders" in a controlled way?