That is, the new, shiny red chicken coop (which is almost done) is not just for showing off. The old one is pretty much in need of repair, especially the yard area. It's just not very secure nor very sturdy.
Case in point -- the gals made a run for it through a stretched-out place in the wire last week:
Conveniently, the salad garden bed is right in front of their coop.
They made the most of it. I shored up the pen, at least temporarily.
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