> Phillip & I welcomed another new addition to AmByth Estate this week (besides our 4 kittens born on May 1st)–chickens!! Gustavo & Lety built a portable chicken coop on top of a newly purchased trailer. The idea is to wheel them throughout the vineyard, let them free during the day to peck the ground and search for bugs while benefitting our soil by their presence (you get the idea?). We used vegetable crates for the brood boxes and the most enviable ramps were built so the hens can perfectly snuggle in to lay eggs. We plan on feeding them purchased chicken food, as well as give them all compostable items from our kitchens. We are starting out with 3 full grown hens (and we’re praying the dogs get over their curiosity), while we have 10 chicks and 1 rooster still on their way–they’ll be here in about 2 weeks.