I want a new pad said the frog. The chickens got a new pad.
Yes, they did. We worked on this for 6 weeks if not more!
I have a pathway going to them.
They have a nice strong fence to keep out the chicken hawks, skunks, etc., plus another run in the back.
When they get used to their new "pad" then I'll let them roam the woods a bit. Plus I am making part of this area my new woodland garden. I have started planting hostas, widow's tears aka spider worts are already there along with naturalized ferns.
Whoopee for the chickens! So where is our new pad?
Ok, ok, little frog, here comes your new pad! I started digging it with a shovel this past weekend until hubby looked at me and said you know I could use the tractor on it! I gave him "the look". Good thing he wasn't close to the water!
Even the new little chicks that the neighbor gave us got in the act by cleaning up the worms!
Our dog thought it was the coolest place to be with this over 94/52grad temperature.
So this is the finished hole. It looks deep, but it really isn't especially since it is built on a slope. The water level will be about the same as the back, and if we want it deeper we will have to add dirt to the back to even out the front. Then we have to "cut" a shelf in for the rocks and liner.
All my plants that I planted will need to be moved, but that's ok since I get to buy a few new ones too! Looks like it will be busy around here!