Cool chicks

I am fascinated with old buildings on the ranch and on properties nearby.   I have been curious about this one for a while. Any guesses?

I don’t have a lot of details.  But, it is clearly made of adobe bricks, a common building material in New Mexico.  Adobe is considered a durable material.  And, because of its thermal mass, it is cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Adobe abode

I happened to ask Granny if she knew how the building was used.  She is certain it was once a hen house.

A round, adobe chicken coop–cool chicks in the summer and hot chicks (well, warm chicks, anyway) in the winter.  How cool is that?

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7 thoughts on “Cool chicks

  1. Adobe has been used by native American Indians for thousands of years, why not chickens, and you don’t have the airconditioning bills. If I did not know better, I woudl swear that was a very comfortable looking outhouse, LOL.

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