In our neck of the woods, we need to have a good chicken fence for a few reasons:
1. So that the chickens don't fly out
2. So that hungry foxes don't make off with a tasty lunch
While we were letting our chickens be "free range", we attracted some foxes and they took off with 14 chickens. This is not good. We want the chickens to be able to scratch and dust bathe in the dirt, eat bugs and get fresh air and sunshine to make them Super Happy Chickens.
So we enlarged our chicken coop! All the wire was found at local Share Shed's through out the year...what a saving!
|Used the snake fence as a line for our fence.|
|Didn't have a ladder handy...just a Mei...|
|Put some lighter weight wire and mesh on the top layer.|
|Work gloves and skirts|
|We had to make a smaller pen inside the larger one for a temp. home for the oldie hens|
|Rolling out the wire on the bottom.|
Buried into the dirt, then rocks piled up to prevent a fox from digging.
|Moved a shed over to be the butcher chickens pen|
|Everyone looks happy with the new arrangements!|