Max, despite his sweet and funny disposition, brotherly love of Cozy and all-around amaze-dog qualities, he still wants to "mark" in the house. The vet said the reason they continue to do this into adulthood is anxiety, for which she wrote a prescription for him for: doggie Prozac. I am hesitant to give him this but she assures me it will not make him into a zombie, just reduce his feelings of insecurity. I am skeptical, but will trust her advice.
When I go out to the big barn I walk through a series of long paddocks to get over to the chicken coop. While it involved deconstructing some of the very old wood (saved for later use), I decided to take down a few low walls creating an easy walkway through from the entryway to the chickens & bunnies. Here is how the passage looked before we removed some wood.
So much better - I hung my big wooden star for decoration
The view from the entryway - the chickens are watching!