Monday, February 19, 2007

The Chicken Coop


A few decades past it was worth ones time and effort to keep a small flock of chickens to provide the family with eggs and meat. With improvements in farming technology, cost savings derived from large scale production has driven the price of farm products to the point where the cost to produce a dozen eggs on a small scale is greater than the price found in your local supermarket.


Old chicken coops remain dotted across our countryside but few are as picturesque as this little prize I happened across on one of my early morning photo-shoots. My first thought upon noticing this little gem was “This is a Faye Photo!” If you are not already familiar with her wonderful photos of old buildings, check out the link to Faye’s Fotos.

3 comments:

photowannabe said...

Absolutely a Faye photo. Salty this picture has such character. I love everything about it. I enjoy your commentery that goes along with the great shot.

Chad Oneil said...

Good one.

Anonymous said...

Are you aware of any research that has been done on historic chicken coop styles in North America?

Please respond to Emily at eburrows@gwu.edu.