The business hen (a new brood) . osgrove, wholives in a cold part of New England. He describes it as follows: This is the most economical house to build that I know of. Thehouse is 10 x 10 on the ground. A perpendicular front would (with thesame roof) be only 7 x 10, so I gain 30 feet of floor surface at a cost ofonly 46 feet of boards. The house is made of seven-eighths-inch matchedpine, roof and back covered with red Neponset roofing paper. There areno sills or plates; the boards are nailed to a 2 x 3 x 10 scantling sixinches from bottom edge, and three inches below top edge, so that theends

The business hen (a new brood) . osgrove, wholives in a cold part of New England. He describes it as follows: This is the most economical house to build that I know of. Thehouse is 10 x 10 on the ground. A perpendicular front would (with thesame roof) be only 7 x 10, so I gain 30 feet of floor surface at a cost ofonly 46 feet of boards. The house is made of seven-eighths-inch matchedpine, roof and back covered with red Neponset roofing paper. There areno sills or plates; the boards are nailed to a 2 x 3 x 10 scantling sixinches from bottom edge, and three inches below top edge, so that theends Stock Photo
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The business hen (a new brood) . osgrove, wholives in a cold part of New England. He describes it as follows: This is the most economical house to build that I know of. Thehouse is 10 x 10 on the ground. A perpendicular front would (with thesame roof) be only 7 x 10, so I gain 30 feet of floor surface at a cost ofonly 46 feet of boards. The house is made of seven-eighths-inch matchedpine, roof and back covered with red Neponset roofing paper. There areno sills or plates; the boards are nailed to a 2 x 3 x 10 scantling sixinches from bottom edge, and three inches below top edge, so that theends of the 2x3 pieces that the roof is nailed to rest on the 2x3 that the sides are nailed to. Eachpart, top, back, front and sidesare made separately, and arehooked together across the cor-ners. The house can be un-hooked, laid flat on the groundand loaded on a wagon in fiveminutes, and put together againas quickly. Two large windows which slide sideways allow near-Fig. 25. J COSGROVES MOVABLE HOUSE. ly haf of the front to be open. The Hens House. 53

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