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Response to mopinko (Reply #81)

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 06:24 PM

93. I saw the page, and the article. I think what you are doing is important.

 

This year our garden produced
146 pints of green beans (and still growing)
70 pounds of acorn squash
30 pounds of broccoli (and still growing)
25 pounds of cauliflower
35 pounds of raspberries (and still growing)
35 pounds of strawberries (and still growing)
60 pounds of tomatoes
10 pounds of peppers (jalapeno and hungarian wax)
10 pounds of peas
80 pounds of zucchini
50 pounds of cucumbers
50 pounds of cabbage
135 lbs of potatoes and
plenty of salad greens
We still haven't yet harvested beets, carrots or parsnips

I live way the hell out in rural country. It's a seven mile drive to the nearest candy bar. The neighbors live in cargo containers, single-wide mobile homes, use toilets as "decor", shoot guns, (probably) cook meth, ride horses and dirt bikes and frequently live like caricatures of hillbillies.

None of them use cars as chicken coops because it would be considered tacky. From a practical perspective, a car has inadequate ventilation and zero ability to drain. If it smells (apparently the neighbors think it does) it is for these reasons. It's not compost if the chicken poop is anaerobic.

I think you shouldn't jeopardize the important thing you are doing over a junk suburban. Take the $200 that the scrapper will give you for it, and build a conventional coop.

IMHO.

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