Last Saturday, my Dad and my hubby set out to build me a new chicken yard. One that is raccoon proof, and one that allows easy entry into the yard ( unlike the old one that the boys had to fit through the chicken door or when older climb over to get something out of the chicken yard), and one that was finished before the peeps are out of my basement.
One of the nice features is the sliding chicken door that allows me to open it from outside the chicken yard with a simple pulley set up (why didn't we think of this before!). As you can see the girls, Maude, Gertrude, Sylvia, Lucy and Clara, are already taking advantage of the nice weather to cluck and scratch about out of doors!
If you enlarge the pictures you can see that there is reinforced 1x2 wire at the bottom of the fence that actually is buried aways down so animals cannot dig under the fence to get in also. And the chicken door is closed nightly so I am hoping that the massacre we experienced last summer will not be repeated.
This is a shot of the tree that Ben cut down for us from the chicken yard before it fell on the coop and looking down to the back of our house. A neighbor is going to make use of the wood for his wood burner when the yard dries enough to permit access with his truck.
I have already given both Dad and my hubby a big hug and thank you for doing this project for me, but it never hurts to say twice:
Thank you Dad and thank you Kerry for the gift of designing and building the yard! I appreciate it even more knowing that you sacrificed a beautiful day to golf, fish or play with the bows to do this for me!