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?