Chicken Run Hanging Baskets
Hanging Planter Baskets on the Backyard Chicken Run - Why Not?!
Since getting a bee hive, I’ve been wanting to find every possible way to bring more flowering plants into the back yard. The posts of the chicken run gave me an idea, and a quick trip to the garden center later, I was back with iron hanging brackets, five cheap baskets, and a bunch of flowering annuals!
For those who might think they don’t have the room for a garden, growing vertically can often be a good option. There are many options for hanging planters no matter what type of vertical surface you might have to work with. Plants in containers do require more frequent fertilization and good monitoring for moisture. CONTACT Eugene Garden Design for help with a project like this around your yard.
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Here’s the “Before” picture showing the chicken run just before we started to attach the new iron brackets. See the beehive in the background? I can’t wait to keep stuffing more flowering plants into this yard for them!
Long wood screws help to securely attach the iron bracket rated to hold 25 pounds to the vertical 4×4 pressure treated wood post of my chicken run. This should easily hold a basket of annuals, but will not hold up to a kid hanging on it, just FYI. The iron bracket would be just fine, but the screws would pull out of the wood post or break under that amount of weight and pressure. If you’re thinking about something like this for your yard, that’s something to keep in mind if you have little ones who tend to climb and hang on everything they can find.
This project took less than an hour from start to finish, and a cordless drill was the only tool required. Once the brackets were mounted, we planted flowering annuals in the hanging baskets and got them hung up. The finished look is a nice upgrade, and with new gardens running the length of the run below the hanging baskets, I can already see new gladiolus growing up from the ground. The brand new annual flowers in the baskets should settle in and begin to grow, overflowing and filling the baskets within a few weeks.