SOMEBODY busted a hole in the chicken yard. Actually, three holes, over time, each of which we had been blocking with various yard debris until we got around to repairing the fence. But she would shove that stuff aside and get in again. Yesterday we found the chickens running around the yard, and then Rosie was caught inside the fence this afternoon.
Goldie was guilty of about 90 percent of naughty dog stuff, but with only one dog present, we are pretty sure who is the culprit this time. Despite the innocent looks.
The chicken wire on the lower part of the fence was trashed, and obvious blocking the holes was not working, so this afternoon we ripped the lower wire out.
We replaced it with 1/2" hardware cloth, because even a highly motivated Rosie will not chew through that.
The hardware cloth is secured to the structure with screws through plumber's tape at the top and bottom. And eventually at the sides, but we ran out of the stuff after the hardware store had closed.
As with everything in the chicken yard, it looks great right now, and in a week will be covered in dirty cobwebs and half-buried in dirt.
posted by ayse on 12/22/13