We currently have 7 girls in a tractor in our backyard, but we're also incubating some silkie and showgirl eggs. We'd like to utilize the side of our house that is not paved. The space is 6x30 and has a 6 foot fence. We need to install a drain this summer to redirect the downspout to the front yard to prevent flooding in this area. We've also been working on drainage by adding organic material this past year. I'd like to utilize the space as the best way possible, using the least funds possible since we're on a tight budget. I'm thinking of a couple pens for separating the silkie colors. We are in a temperate area, so it doesn't usually get much below freezing and does not snow. The neighbors don't mind the birds since we keep them clean and they are quieter than the neighborhood dogs. Have any of you done something like this in their side yard? Do you have anything to recommend? It is much appreciated.