The girls are happily back in their big run again. There was much complaining during the few days they were confined to their old run while we worked to make the new one hawk proof.
We ended up doing a lot more than just adding a bit more netting. The trees without netting were close to the edge and the branches were in the way of the netting…but not in the way of the hawk! They were also the trees under the power lines that the electric company wanted removed. I decided this would be a good time to remove them. So we did. We had intended to coppice them but now I am thinking that this might be a good spot for the orchard I want to plant. Some nice short fruit trees that won’t interfere with the power lines is my new plan. So we cut them to the ground.
We also moved the fence a bit. I wanted it to be a more regular shape to fit the netting better. This means there is some new grass to eat.
So for now everything is back to normal at Brookwood Shire.