Sunday, September 28, 2008

Day 78 - Chicken Houses

Alabama is chicken raising country - the above picture is just two of the many that are less than a mile from my house. They're big giant buildings - I couldn't get far enough away from them to even get the three that sit right together in the same photo.

In the hot summertime there are huge fans blowing in the front openings.

The bottom photo is the "poop barn" - it probably has another name, but that's what it is. When they clean out the barns (with a backhoe, bulldozer, or whatever) they can't just leave it sitting out in the 'open' like they used to. It has to be IN a barn - hence the poop barn. It's actually quite close to the chicken houses - just a little off to the right of the top photo.


Z-ville said...

We have a few of those huge chicken farms in the area too, thank goodness about 30-40 miles away.


We have chicken farms here too --- one just closed or relocated. Too bad, used to get fresh eggs there. By the way -- what happens to the contents of the poop farm -- it doesn't just 'fade away' does it?

Kat Simpson said...

My friend is a chicken farmer in Arkansas - she has stories to tell, LOL

Carole and Chewy said...

They should have a sales office next to that poop building - lots of folks would LOVE to have that for their gardens.