: I am Jodie from Australia. I was reading your November
2011 Vol 1 newsletter and saw the photos from Pam Rampmaier. I
am so jealous. I would love to have a coop as big and gorgeous.
I have a small back yard. We have a pool and small grassed area
about the same size as the pool. With a Great Dane in the yard
whose urine kills the grass and a very house proud husband something
had to give....so the grass had to go and we got imitation grass.
His heart is in the suburbs and mine the land. With Marriage there
is compromise. I got my chooks (the Dane is mine too) I get a
small area of the back yard I can do as I please. The area would
be 5 metres by 1 metre (very small indeed). Pam you are a very
lucky lady 1. to have a husband who would make it for you and
2. to have such a fabulous coop. This is a photo of my dane and
Penny the braver chicken. They free range on the retaining wall
as it is the only garden in the yard. They are happy there as
they are the same height as the dog.