Back at the chicken run, a 7-year-old Salmon Faverolles named Carmela Sprinkles is the oldest of the group. Burleigh created the chicken run so they could have more room to roam, but she also wanted the garden to look good. She started with old-fashioned double loop wire fencing — "granny fencing wire," she called it — discovered on Craigslist. She attached metal poles secured in concrete. To keep their dogs out and the chickens in, Burleigh topped the curving track with deer fencing, which is so sheer, it's almost imperceptible. She then lined the ground with mulch and pine shavings and other organic matter.
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