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Half Monitor Chicken Coop from the 1920's re(hatched)born to create sustainable hen house for the early 2000's Having grown up in the Midwest on a farm, visiting Grandma's and helping her collect eggs, my idea of a chicken house was the Half Monitor or Sawtooth house that was the rage in the 1920's. Most are in ruins here in Illinois in 2011, but there are a few around so that I could show my husband what type of house I wanted. Visiting with the old timers that had chickens back in the...
Here in west central Illinois we are suffering from cabin fever. This photo was taken several weeks ago, before the big storm hit that dumped another 21.5 inches on top of what we already had. In the photo the snow is quite lovely, today you can only see the top of the fence posts leading up to the stable. There are shovel wide paths leading to the chicken house, the horses are having a blast playing outdoors during the day galloping thru the deep drifts, but they appreciate their snug as a...
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