The 18″ high fencing we’d been using to keep our 4 chickens in their designated 300 square foot area had been falling short for quite some time. The Silkies had figured out how to squeeze through and Henrietta could just give a little hop and just roam free all through the yard, which is not a good thing. I decided I’d had enough of chasing chickens around the yard when I came home from the store, so I did a little research and found this blog post from Sunny Simple Life and knew it was just what I had in mind. Something nice looking, blends well with the garden and is functional.
Before (morning dirt bath under the Double Delight Nectarine):
I purchased it at Lowe’s and it took about 2 hours to install with metal posts that hammer into the ground. The fencing slides onto the posts and then links together to the panel next to it. In order to still have access into their space, we left one panel un-linked, sawed off the metal post at the bottom of the panel to prevent drag and then turned around the next panel and continued along.
I love the leaf design. Now I know the chickens aren’t causing mischief in the rest of the yard, which makes me an even happier chicken owner.
And a couple fun veggies:
Looks great! I think they will be quite content in their new digs.