This past weekend I built a doorway and gate to make it easier to go between the veggie garden and the chicken run. Something I do a lot, especially in summer, when giving the chickens treats of kale, tomatoes, etc grown in our garden.
Here’s the new doorway, built by adding the new left pole and top plate, cutting away the fencing, and cutting out the horizontal rails:
I also moved the grazing box in the chicken run, to clear a path by the door. The chickens love having direct access to the grass, which will probably be all scratched away in a matter of days. I’ll seed new grass in the new box position in spring:
Building the gate frame; the fourth and last one:
Door hardware installation:
The completed gate, closed:
I added a hook & eye to hold the gate open during winter:
I also permanently closed the small holes through the fence that the chickens were using to access the veggie garden, so now they go through this doorway.
That concludes building the gates for the veggie garden and berry cage. Next up: replacing the old fencing wire around the berry cage.