Here at Chinook, a small flock of hens patrol the Westgarden boundaries scratching for caterpillars.
Most of them grew up here on the land, raised this spring by Alexa MacAulay with the support of Maggie Mahle and Cary Peterson. Last week, they got a major real estate upgrade when volunteers Pete Little and Dave Bolt joined forces with Alexa to construct a cozy new coop! The heightened security, warmth, and comfort will be of benefit to the hens as we enter the colder season.
Thank you, Pete, Dave, and Alexa, for keeping our hens warm and safe. (Note: the pictured hen belongs to Marnie Jones, Communications Manager, and is not part of our resident flock.)