Hen House

Chickens-006First built at the County of Grey-Owen Sound Museum in 2000 to provide shelter for two calves loaned for a summertime livestock display at the museum, the building was moved to Moreston Heritage Village and retrofitted to create a hen house, in order to display a small flock of heritage breed chickens. The coop houses some of the older traditional chicken breeds such as Golden-laced Wyandotte, Plymouth Rock, Susses and Leghorn giving visitors a glimpse into the breeds once popular though out Grey County. The importance of the backyard chicken coop was twofold: it provided the family a food staple, but also was means of earning income.




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