We live in a beautiful home in our smallish town, right on the edge of the city limits. The house has a nicely maintained front yard, mature trees, grass for the kids.
The backyard, however, it just a mud pit. The chickens love it…the people, not so much. With the gardening season upon us, it was decided that the chickens and the vegetable garden needed to be separated. We are renters, and didn’t want to do any type of construction that would be permanent. Jared came up with a great idea…one we think will help us to create a livable space while still allowing the chickens a nice amount of room to free range.
This photo isn’t the best, but you can see the fence separating the chicken run from the garden. This fence is made of 4 pallets and 4 8 foot bamboo stakes. We ran wire along the bamboo poles horizontally so the chickens can’t get through.
I’ll be planting honeysuckle in large pots by the base, encouraging it to twirl itself up the poles and along the wires, so I can teach my children how to suck the nectar out of the bottoms of the flowers.
This 8 dollar fence made my year. We have a bit more work to do in order to contain our jail-breaking chickens, but I can see the light. All of a sudden, our backyard is a place to play , explore and laugh. Just what we were missing.
Now we just need a deck and some rock for a pathway…
Its always a work in progress, and there is more that we have accomplished that I can’t wait to share!