Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Over 500 Sqft of Lawn

Just so we know how much lawn we're dealing with, I've added some measurements to the photo below:

My first reaction was "Wow! That's over 500sqft of lawn!" Cutting that in half as per our first idea for a plan means about 270sqft of lawn. Here's an "artist's rendering" ;)

On the right would be the "chicken friendly" area (of course, in a perfect world, the coop would be in the chicken area, but we built the coop where it was in order to take advantage of the shade there. Oops. So, we'd have to shepherd the chickens from the run into the fenced area, but that shouldn't be too much of a problem.


  1. Nice artist's rendering! Out of curiosity, why are you trying to keep the chickens off the lawn? If anything, our chickens have done a good job of keeping the lawn fertilized and weeded.

    Your mileage may vary, of course.

  2. Looking to keep part of the lawn poo-free for things like easter egg hunts or tent camping or just laying out a small picnic. How does that work for you in your yard? Is there an easy way to clean it up? (ours get a lot of time outside of the run...)