Chicken Disco

>> Tuesday, November 24, 2009

It's turning cold here at the headquarters of Gratz Industries, which means our outdoor employees are feeling the chill. To help warm things up for them, we've padded their digs with straw, built them a new roost, and installed an incandescent light. An outdoor Christmas light timer turns the light on at dusk and turns it off a set number of hours later, allowing us to extend our avian employees' working day. We've been told by friends with chickens that extended "summer" hours keep chickens laying all winter long--which would be nice, as our chickens haven't started laying yet.

To celebrate the installation of the new light, we tossed a bunch of juicy scraps upstairs, which quickly drew a crowd. Jo called it a Chicken Dance Party, which we liked. Now we're on the lookout for a disco ball Christmas tree ornament we can hang up top to make it a Chicken Disco. Every Chicken Chateau should have a discotheque!


BookGirl November 24, 2009 at 10:14 AM  

Brilliant! Ah, the life of well-tended-to chickens...

tanita davis November 24, 2009 at 10:18 AM  

The light is a way better idea than what my Dad does; he basically wraps the whole coop in something like industrial strength bubble wrap. Of course, my parents live in California, where it doesn't get THAT cold. But it looks weirder and a lot less hip than the disco ball is going to...

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