Over the years, our flocks have been housed in this old chicken coop that sits not far from the shop and house. At various times, it's been surrounded by a chicken fence but the chickens were free-ranging more often than not. Our children can tell stories about gathering eggs and encounters with a miserable rooster!
|Pa's chicken coop captured in the late-summer sunshine|
still bearing scorched siding from a fire in the 1970s.
|Dawn Metzger Newton hanging out the window|
Carol Metzger Wilkerson (in the overalls) playing in the
|J. Walter Metzger (known as 'Pa' to grandson Artie)|
appears to be cutting tarpaper siding.