Putting them in the Gulag or A day in the life of Ivan Denisochick

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Sandman, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. Sandman

    Sandman Out Of The Brooder

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    Question: do you put your capitalist chickens to work?

    Comrades, I rule my chickens in a very Stalinesque way, though they eat better.

    Currently, I have constructed two mini-tractors and have them strategically placed over some patches of monkey grass in my garden. Slowly, but surely the capitalist chickens are traveling the length of my garden scratching and eating the monkey grass down and fertilizing along. the way

    Question: Do any of you work your peepers in the same way? Do you think its bad for the garden?

    Not all of my chickens are in their gulags right now. The good communist sisters (15) are enjoying life in a spacious coop with oak leaves / wood chips in a deep litter fashion.

    Question: I am moving next year..so I don't have much time to compost the manure/deep liter, can I apply it directly to my garden this spring?

    Uvidimsja,


    Comrade Sandman
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2007
  2. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, man, I wish I were awake enough to think of a good reply to this very funny post!
     
  3. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    FREE THE CHICKENS!!!! LET THOSE CHICKENS GO!!!!
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    Comrade Sandman, take down that chicken wall!!!
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    PS How are they at taking out the stupid burmuda and crabgrass? If they will eat it I may convert political parties...
     
  4. Sandman

    Sandman Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Like all capitalists, the chicks are fat, lazy and greedy. However, the gulag is teaching them to be good communal brothers and sisters. If said bermuda or crabgrass were to appear before them, they would now undoubtedly share in the scratching, pecking and eating the proletariate weeds.


    Questions remain regarding the depth of scratching necessary to eliminate the roots of the no doubt CIA planted monkey grass.


    Yet, we have ways of making them scratch.

    Передавай привет Тане,

    Comrade Sandman
     
  5. dbjay417

    dbjay417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lmao

    My chickens are fine workers. I've 11 heads working on breaking down piles and piles of dead leaves, and deweeding the banana and corn crop areas. I just have to keep them away from smaller plants. They make short work of tomatoes and eggplant.
     
  6. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Comrade Sandman,

    Down with the proletariat weeds! I am currently constructing a gulag for the fat bourgeois chickens that will be shipped to me for enlightenment. I feel that I may need to spend some considerable time reforming these capitalist pig-chickens and making them into something that the Republic of Chickengrad can take pride in. Those who have shown that they are truly fighters in the glorious struggle will be housed in the barn with all the amenities. However, from time to time, all good Communists will be called to fight the spreading menace, and they are prepared for that eventuality.

    As for the droppings of your glorious soldiers, I can imagine that they would be too infused with the red spirit of revolution to apply directly to your garden. I fear that damage could be caused in the fervor. Waiting for the burning spirit to leave the poops would ensure less damage to the tender leaves of your newly budding garden of the revolution.
     
  7. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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  8. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Just wanted to say that this thread has exceeded the limits of cleverness and wittiness and should be locked. Badhbh, you are just as bad as Sandman. You should be put in the gulag, not your peasant egg-laying prisoners.
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I would spread the deep litter sooner rather than later so you don't burn your plants. That said, I grow my zucchinis straight out of the poo from the bottom of my tractors after winter. Dig deep enough to get to some soft soil and they will thrive like crazy with the trickle down of chicken fertilizer. Other plants though, till it in and let it set. Don't over fertilize places you plan to grow peas or beans though as you'll end up with a ton of leaves and few beans.
     
  10. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let my "peeps"le GO! That being said, we have a tractor and do the same thing.

    Randy
     

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