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My first impression was this is by someone who isn't from around here!
Technical (Comp, lighting, color, focus):
I think it's just a little dark, but that's not always a bad thing and I can see where it can work for this picture. If your wanting to present a gloomy cloudy day. You have good depth and focus. The fence is good as a leading line but for some reason my eye is first drawn to the trees in the background. As I look closer maybe that is because of that circle thing which I can't really tell is attached to the fence or if it's a hay ring in the background.
Yep, life in the country includes chickens and you've got those babies in there. I'm glad to know (by reading your notes) that there are horses around there somewhere.
Artisticly? It's a good photo with nice leading lines. I think color is a major aspect that is missing in this photo (as the comment just below says,...."too bad it wasn't a blue sky."). Of course we can't control the immediate condtions under which we shoot, but we can go back are re-shoot. Since color is missing maybe it would have done better as b&w or sepia?
In my opinion there is no WOW factor here. DPC voters like WOW! Other than that it's a nice photo. :-)
I see that you've entered two challenges thus far. I hope you continue with here at DPC and I look forward to seeing more images from the Netherlands :-)