In Minnesota it seems like all chicken houses/coops were the same..red buildings with lots of windows facing south.
Here is a coop from Far Guys Grandparents farm.
The machine shed on the left and the chicken coop on the right. The four people: I am sure that is Grandma on the right and most likely the three oldest boys with the photo being taken in about 1927 or 1928. Not sure why they traipsed out in the farmyard to get a photo…unless it was to capture the frost in the Pine trees.
The Pine forest in this photo has progressed to Aspen, Willows and Oaks now. There are a few Pine trees but nothing like the frosty stand in the photo.
I took this photo last winter. Times change. No more chickens in this coop.
Old farm buildings when no longer used age and fall in disrepair. I see it all over in our area. At one time farms were bustling with activities: full of animals and all the buildings used. Not so much anymore.
Years ago the wind blew for a day now and then. Nowadays it seems like the wind blows everyday. What happened? Far Guy and I decided that Minnesota has a new type of farmer who doesn’t believe in windbreaks, therefore when the wind howls across North Dakota it keeps right on a going into Minnesota…where more and more farms are falling into disrepair and being sold off and leveled by corporate farmers…at least in this part of Minnesota. Do you have active farms in your area?