Here's where my coop was, you can see I now have a fully weeded area to do something with, the soil is very friable, although a bit full of straw bits.
I'll scrape off the top layer next week and double dig it down and then wait about a month before I plant.
Seriously, they are little workers for my garden on a daily basis. Plus, moving them to a new location gives them something new to do and they are so excited to have a new place to dig up, eat the bugs and more.
While moving the coop from the old location, I found a HUGE! lizard that gaped it's menacing jaws at me...I knew he was in the coop for the last few weeks. My chickens would get their panties in a bunch a few days a week and I didn't see any other cats or hawks or anything else bothering them. They love to eat little lizards, but this sucker even scared me. When I came across him, I gave him a wide path to run away, and he did, down the back to the neighbors.
Here's the girls in their new location, tearing it up!
The end! Here's a pretty picture of one of my pansies that took a short break in the heat but with a bit of Epsom salt bloomed again! The metal pole you see coming out of the pot is the support for my gazebo. I get the cheapo gazebo and put the legs all the way down into flower pots and it doesn't blow away on my concrete patio.