I have a 80'x60' fenced run area the dogs share with the chickens.
The dogs get to the run via a dog door on the second floor deck. There is a stairway from the ground to the second floor deck the dogs use to get out to the run area.
I need help designing a gate to keep the chickens off the stairs to the second floor deck. The gate has to allow the dogs to pass.
I have an idea, a light weight gate with a dog door that the dogs can figure out how to use (as they have done with the dog door to the deck from inside the house) -- but the chickens will not use.
Any better ideas?
Keeping the poop off the deck before it gets cold and I cannot hose the deck due to cold temps - just want the poop off the deck for sanitary reasons too.