Hospital Chicken Tractor Build

A few of our chickens have got sick, so I built a small chicken tractor to separate them from the healthy ones until they are better.

Here is a time lapse video of me building our chicken tractor:

 

and here is a quick video showing the chickens in their new hospital coop:

I built this chicken tractor based on the plans from Justin Rhodes the “Permaculture Chickens Guy”.
You can find the plans on his website by clicking on the link below:
http://abundantpermaculture.com/chicken-tractor-diy/

and here is the article I followed to make the DIY PVC Chicken Feeder:
http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/05/my-pvc-chicken-feeder-diy-instructions.html

I am also working on the bigger chicken tractor and hope to have it finished in the next couple of days so that I can get the chickens out of the mandala veggie garden, and in to the field where they will have a lot more space to free range.

New Year, New Home!

After two years of hard work, we are finally in!

We now have running, hot water in the house, electricity from solar panels and internet!

We have been living here since just after Christmas and are really enjoying it.  We get to watch the sunrise every day while having breakfast and then see the stars come out at night.  Its amazing how disconnected you get from all of this when living in the city.  In the last place we lived in, we were surrounded by buildings and never saw the moon or stars, you couldn’t even tell if it was a nice day from inside the house. Its a real pleasure to live in a house that faces south, with big windows that let the light stream right in all day long which is a massive bonus on these short winter days.

Here is a quick video showing our progress on the finca and going over the basic things that we needed to get sorted so that we could start living here.

We will make more in depth videos on each of the individual components solar, water, chickens etc.  this video is just a quickie to wish you a Happy New Year and show some signs of life as our last post was a while back.

The general pace of the build has slowed down now and we have more time for other things (apart from just trying to get in) so I will make an effort to put up videos on a more regular basis.