Thanks so much you guys! Roger - I'm sure these were 5' LOL they were leaning against the building so I wasn't sure. Do you have any problems with your kids getting out of them? I'm thinking the doelings might be 8-10 weeks, but can't say for certain since we haven't looked at any yet, just getting an idea
The areas I am considering I need to talk over with my husband first.
But first place could possibly be here:
In our backyard - this corner
going towards the gate
So...what I am thinking is... doing it this way, with the little squares being the gates. I'd have to measure it though as I have no idea how long it is.
If I make a gate out of pallets, it would make it wider, I don't mind pallet gates, they have always worked well.
Now the only shade they'd have would be a small shelter I'd make for them.
The other option gives them a lot of shade, but what I don't like is it would run up next to field fencing, and the fencing in the pics above are the smaller squares. Plus I can ALWAYS see them if they are in my backyard, we have no windows on the west side of our house where option #2 is at.
We don't really use our back yard, my son has a basketball goal near the pen, but we can always move it to so that's not an issue. We normally turn our girls out in the front or back yard in the nicer weather anyway to let them graze. If they run it down real bad, we can always move the pen...