But getting them to work effectively needs guidance :D
And once we had removed the black plastic cover from on top of our alpaca poo pile, creating havoc out in our alpaca poo area was one of their greatest delights.
Once again RMan used the garage entrance / door to square off the "frame" before screwing the pieces together.
Then it was a case of knocking the longer end and middle supports into the ground, and filling the slots with pre-cut pieces of Black Wattle. Thank goodness we have had a little rain recently - trying to knock anything into this ground in summer, when the soil is baked harder almost than concrete, is not possible.
The one side was purposely left shorter than the other three.
Since we have restricted them to the back area they have had a merry time destroying whatever they can. That is a chicken's wont though, isn't it ;)
|The previous poo pile worked - after a fashion|
|But, as a chicken claw or two and soon the|
alpaca poo was widely distributed where it
So, we had to step in and create some order out of their chaos.
Once again, the 3 mtr long alien Black Wattle "droppers" we have in the tractor shed came to our rescue. ("Droppers" are so named because they are normally "dropped" in along a barbed wire fence to add some strength / stability to the long expanses of wire.)
|Black wattle "droppers" to the rescue once again|
|One of the side frames before it was knocked|
into the ground
|You can see the far side "wall" is still short of some|
"dropper" pieces - but 3 minutes later it was all sorted!
Ha! Take that chicks!
|Te shorter side is just the perfect height|
to use it for wheelbarrow emptying
That was done so that we could collect the alpaca poo in the wheelbarrow, and then, using the shorter edge as a fulcrum, tip the contents of the wheelbarrow into the newly designated alpaca poo compost pile :)
This year there won't be a shortage of alpaca poo for the veggie beds and fruit trees.
It works a treat - and, because the poo is contained and the chickens aren't scattering the contents far and wide, the contents are keeping them much busier for longer :D Not only that, but we have caught them sitting on top of the poo "fence" - no doubt providing them with a better view for surveying their kingdom.
A bored chicken gets up to all sorts of mischief!
Sorry it took so long to share, Mum - but there - now you have our solution ;)