Ive got about a roughly square 1000 sqft spot that I would like to let develop into an orchard / chickenyard. I'm restricted to 6 hens, and while their house will be stationary they will get tractor-ed around, fed compost and what ever supplemental feed that they want. So the plot dose not have to provide fodder. Ive got sun, water (Lawn and dirt road run off, reasonably clean, and redirect able) and good dirt. There is a variety of fruittrees across the way including peach, plum, apple, Tupelo, and fig The plot is about 45 degrees off north south and north east boundary is a pretty good jungle hedge with out a couple over grown snags a couple shade trees that are comeing back after I cut them out of vines. I will have to put any fences inside this hedge and while I can add and subtract plants I need to maintain the visual and physical happy neighbor line. The north east face is still briars and raspberry. This line will still need to be a visual boundary but no so much of a wall of green.
With all that said I was hoping to see what other folks have done with comparable spaces. Thanks, Woody
Location: Delmarva Peninsula, MD Zone 7
posted 3 years ago
I found this. I wonder if it would scale down to a 6 chicken yard?