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Welcome to an almost daily peek at our beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia which includes the "Historic Triangle" consisting of Colonial Williamsburg -the world’s largest living history museum- Yorktown and Jamestown.

April 12, 2011

Colonial Chicken Coop, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia



This chicken coop complete with netting and natural timber frame work kept the family poultry contained while still allowing them to free range to a degree.  Keeping farm animals in the backyard may seem odd by today's standards, but apparently was the norm in colonial days for those who lived in Colonial Williamsburg in the late 1700's.

7 comments:

Cinthia said...

Ohhh, wonderful!!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

free range chickens are the best !

Heritage Farm Village said...

that is a great idea. there is a blogger i follow from england and i guess they have a lot of backyard chicken keeping in that neighborhood...jill

hip-chick said...

this is someplace I would always like to visit. It is beautiful.

Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

Interesting photo blog! Looks like a great place to visit. The pictures are great as well!

EG Wow said...

I very much like the various rooflines in this photo.

me ann my camera said...

What a wonderful massive chimney to that house. I lived on a farm while growing up and although I was afraid of the hens when it my turn to reach under them to gather eggs I have a feeling that today I would like to have a few chickens. But, oh well, it won't happen, Nice pictures!
Ann

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