This week on Flock Friday, replacing the chicken run roof netting, and a bunch of pictures of ducks, chickens, and fish.
The new chicken run is fully enclosed. When I originally built it, I used lightweight netting on the roof, but it tended to collapse under the weight of snow. I had a plan to replace it with welded wire fencing, though that would have been difficult and expensive. Then a comment on the blog inspired me to use knotted rope netting instead, which I did last weekend. A 25×50’ roll of 2”-spaced knotted rope netting was perfect to cover the run:
Hopefully that’ll cope with snow much better. We’ll see next winter!
On to the usual pictures. Here are the ducks coming to greet me next to the old chicken coop:
And looking to my right, the chickens waiting for me too:
Lola (the introverted chicken) has been feeling broody in the new coop of late:
Standing at the back of the pond, looking through the tree branches towards the duck house and deck. You can see the ducks below the deck:
A koi in the corner of the pond:
The ducks coming to greet me on another day:
The pop door on the duck house has been having issues over the last few days, not closing at night. Here’s me replacing the batteries in the door opener:
Ducks and fish:
A chicken on the roosts above the nesting boxes in the new coop:
A bunch of chickens waiting for their mealworms:
That isn’t where eggs are supposed to be laid:
Eating in the duck house:
The duck house pop door opening, and a duck going in before it fully opens: