My only prerequisite for the new fence was that it be far more cute than the last one. So far, so good! We'll need to build the permanent door in the spring, but even the make-shift door looks better than before. Not to mention I can open it, unlike before.
The fence is about five and half feet tall, which is perfect because try though she might "Damn Chicken" cannot fly to freedom anymore. Sorry, that's her name, and she named herself.
You can see the compost bin located inside this little paddock. I am hoping to reduce the size of the bin come Spring, it's currently a bit to deep for me to turn with the pitch fork, my arms only reach so far. The chickens are often lounging inside the bin, pecking for bits of kitchen scrap, turning the top layer as they go.
I have a plan for spring planting around this here fence! I already have a Clematis growing up the side of the coop run, but with this sturdier fence, I hope to grow some roses up the south side. Also, springtime will herald a new a fence for the garden area as well.
Regardless of the time of year, I seem to always be dreaming and making plans for my next homesteading project. I dream of goats! And little sheep, and milk cows . . .