After meeting the chickens and a not introducing themselves nicely, I herded the pack into the barn and got them temporarily settled in. The tenants suggested a part of the barn that wasn't being used and has two doors to outside so that a fenced area could be arranged. Since the area hadn't been used in years, there was a bit of clean up required.
Once the old straw was removed, window boards removed to let in some light and fresh air and the floor swept, it wasn't too bad at all.
In order to give the pack some inside space to play and relax without getting into the remainder of the unused section, a few boards and some chicken wire created a safe area.
|starting to look like home!
For outside space, fifty feet of safety fence and a few heavy duty T-posts gives them enough room to wander and play. The doorway is set high and needs a step but all the pack quickly figured it out. Of course, there are those who think that taking a running leap through the doorway is the most fun!
We are so fortunate to have such amazing tenants at the farm. They had given the location for the pack thought before we arrived and offered suggestions as to where they would likely be happiest. As I write this, the tenants are taking awesome care of the pack and say that they are all wonderful dogs and so easy to look after. I am so looking forward to being back with them in only eight more days!