Adding the run to the tractor gives the chickens much more room … and much more visibility. Chickens seem to make people happy. They are like puppy dogs. Whenever people notice them they start to smile. Obviously they are popular with the kids in the neighborhood. I already got to meet some parents (dragged to my fence by their kids) whom I would have probably not talked to otherwise. I also had some neighbors who walked over to my place just so that the children of their visitors could look at the chickens.
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Right after returning from Culebra I moved the chickens into the new coop. Here are some pictures of the coop on tour through my frontyard.
Today I also attached the (finally finished) chicken-run to the coop.
I bought a wooden picnic bench today (the type they have in state parks). Now everyday will feel like camping with breakfast and dinner in the frontyard. Culture puzzlement: Why does nobody else have meals (or even just coffee) out front given the perfect California weather combined with the beautiful maintained front lawns?