This small green-field site seemed an ideal place to erect the hen house.
Plans were discussed, materials purchased and with great help and the expertise of our Community Employment workers a start was made on the project.
Before too long the hen house had taken shape.
A roof was added, windows and door were visible and flower boxes made the house attractive and welcoming. The site was well secured and we awaited the arrival of the first hens.
One of the aims of the project was to encourage people to donate their food waste as feed for the hens. A special recycling area was added to hold empty buckets to take home for food waste and then return. There was space for recycled egg boxes for anyone who wanted to take home six fresh free-range eggs for €2. A donation ‘honesty’ box was left and money received is used to cover additional feed for the hens.