Over spring break we had some pretty crazy weather but we had enough good weather to complete adding a secondary fence around the coop and run. This secondary fence was not in the plans for the coop and run but it soon became obvious that one would be needed. Our lab who is just as sweet as can be when it comes to his people and his buddy the boxer is not so tolerant of the cats, who mind their business to stay out of the backyard, and most definitely not tolerant of the birds, especially chickens in his yard. On a particularly warm afternoon we brought out the Buff Orpingtons from their brooder and set them in their new run so they could enjoy it. Our lab was very interested in the little peeps. The kind of interest that is a lot overboard. We kept a close eye on him but I imagined that if he wanted to bad enough he would find a way into that run and that would be the end of our little peeps. Not to mention when having the coop door open to clean I would have a get-the-chicken-crazed dog hot on my heels. To be safe it seemed like the best thing to do would be to add another fence that enclosed the whole coop and run. So that is what we did. We were able to build the fence out of the rest of the reclaimed wood that we had left in the pile in the garden. The only cost was some livestock fence that we attached to the pickets to dog proof the area.. I was pretty happy about that. I can still see the run and my girls from my kitchen window and the girls will be safe.