We rather enjoy raising chickens. They’re a great deal of fun, and they make interesting noises. Besides, the eggs are yummy, and the really help the compost!
But we don’t like keeping them “cooped up.” So we let them out rather a lot. As a result, we have little compost-y chicken offerings all over the back yard, and we need to constantly police them: they aren’t allowed on the back patio, or in the herb gardens, or in the vegetable garden. They do NOT police themselves! Nobody relaxes when the chickens are out.
First I sketched it out. Yeah, ugly, I know, but pretty good for a cell phone!
This short piece of fence reaches from the coop to the compost bin.
If this works out, I imagine a gate here, next to the coop. I also imagine much better fencing, more in line with the coop's construction.
And this is how the other side came out: Room for the door to open, which also works pretty for herding them back home after their play time.