...that hen haven is humongous! I think it would be pretty difficult to stealth that puppy. At first I thought well...that's easy! Just put climbing/creeping ivy all over it and let it grow and cover it all - but that ivy is very poisonous to chickens. They usually leave it alone but there's always that horrible possibility they won't and then they're sick...so I wouldn't do that.
Anyway, if I were to attempt to stealth it this is what I would do:
- Paint that fence behind it first.
- Paint the top three quarters of the wood framing the exact same color as the fence.
- Paint the bottom quarter of the framing a mulchy brown color, to match your choice of bedding.
- Plant some Black-eyed Susans and Day lilies around on either side (they are safe for chickens and this would create a pretty focal point away from the run and into your pretty flower bed instead).
You'll have to excuse my slop job but...this (sort of) puts the image in your head:
Edited by CluckyCharms - 10/6/12 at 10:57pm