The Edwardian "Poultry Concern" Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by calista, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. calista

    calista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For those of you renovating an old chicken coop or repurposing a shed, check out this British television episode from the "Edwardian Farm" series as one of the team members takes delivery of a new flock into his refurbished "chicken hutch" and discusses winter egg production. (The whole episode is interesting, but go to the 35:20 mark if you just want to see what he does with the coop and flock.)

    http://www.novamov.com/video/c385btlkisjc0
     
  2. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Checking it out now. [​IMG]
     
  3. PaulaSB12

    PaulaSB12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much, I have the dvd on order its out in february. There is some shocking things in it. We waste so much, the rag rug she made was interesting as when it was too warn they composted it. In edwardian England the river tamar was so polluted they said that if you put a horseshoe for a few days in the water it came out copper plated.
     
  4. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine is still buffering [​IMG]
     
  5. calista

    calista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, the buffering thing is a pain, but hang in there! The wait is worth it...

    I forgot to add that the breed he selected was British Light Sussex. Beautiful birds.

    I, too, was intrigued by that rag rug and intend to turn several outfits that I don't have a prayer of fitting into again into a nice one for the back door. [​IMG]
     
  6. PaulaSB12

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  7. calista

    calista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the heads-up, Paula! I'm only on Episode 3 but will look forward to the additional poultry info.

    I imagine lots of Edwardian farmers used old-fashioned (even to them) incubators: broodies. [​IMG]
     
  8. calista

    calista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops, I don't know if this will be true for other areas of the U.S., but I just tried out your link to the BBC I-Player, and it said "Not Available in Your Area." [​IMG]

    Looks like I'll have to stick with the slow buffering time on the original link, but thanks anyway.
     
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