New fountain and gravel walks in the chicken yard ::PIX::

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bawkbawkbawk, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our new deck is almost complete and we added a fountain. Maybe it's just a coincidence, but our first hen started laying the day we turned on the fountain!

    Our landscaper suggested adding the gravel walkways - we have some elsewhere on our property so they help tie the chicken yard in with everything else. I've noticed that I'm not tracking in NEARLY as much yucky stuff now - the gravel really helps keep shoes cleaner, and dog paws, too!

    Here's what the wall looked like before:

    And here's how it looks now:

    New gravel walkways:


    Now we can sit on our deck, enjoy listening to the fountain, and watch our chickens free-range. Who knew chickens could raise property values so much?

  2. Ernie

    Ernie Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 19, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Nice! Looks like a really relaxing place to hang out. Just in time for the weekend too [​IMG]
  3. TheCoopers

    TheCoopers si amoureux

    Sep 16, 2009
    Very Nice.
    I really like how your coop looks centered in your backyard,Do you Have more pics of it to share?
  4. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    There are lots of pix of the coop on my blog (link in my signature)

    The pix in this post show the edge of the pen - the coop is off to the side of that. Here is a pic of it:

  5. GaDawg

    GaDawg Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    North GA
    Very well done! Love it! I checked out your BYC page too.... lucky chickens ha
  6. TheCoopers

    TheCoopers si amoureux

    Sep 16, 2009
    The DH loves the chicken emperor shirt from your blog.
    Very Nicely Done,we are gathering up ideas for our next coop/run design.
    Thanks for the pics.
  7. vnploveschickens

    vnploveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Wow looks great. Congrats......looks so relaxing too..........ahhhhh!
  8. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    That's your coop? Can I be your chicken keeper? I won't eat much!
  9. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2009

    I love gravel, too. We had this area next to our house that has several large poured concrete blocks, put in by the original owner of the house. Over the years, the blocks shifted, now they're not level, and they were chipped and ugly. We got an cost estimate to rip them out. Practically passed out when we heard that number. Instead, we decided to find another way to deal with these ugly blocks. We had a wood deck built over them, but after the wood deck deteriorated over time, we ripped that out, and now we have the area covered with gravel. Looks nice, easy to maintain, lasts, and it was the least expensive of our alternatives.

    We had some gravel left over from this project, so I used it to make some pathways in the back of the yard that used to get muddy on us.
  10. Hamptons06

    Hamptons06 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2009
    North Atlanta
    [​IMG] BEAUTIFUL!!!! [​IMG]

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