Explore Building A Chicken Run, Chicken Coop Run, and more!

Way more than I can do for chickens, but this coop and run have some neat ideas and elements that I'd like to incorporate. Especially like the protected grasses and varied ground cover.

Hardware cloth keeps chickens from destroying plant roots, but allows them to eat the leaves.

Now THIS is low-input farming. Let the chickens do all the hard work of tilling and fertilizing!

The Homestead Survival: The Double Run Chicken System & Crop Rotation Concept. Link is broken but you get the idea

An Amazing chicken village!

What an amazing place these chickens live in! Complete with everthing -- grassy areas that they can't ruin, runs, a babbling brook, and gorgeous places to nest-Arianna's Chicken Coop - BackYard Chickens Community

Fresh Eggs Daily®: Bathing Beauties - Why Dust Baths are So Important for Chickens

Fresh Eggs Daily®: Dust Bathing Beauties Wood Stump Dust Bath -- a good idea for designing a dust bath

Easy and cheap nesting boxes for hens. Cost $1 each

Our hens have started laying so it was time to get nesting boxes in the coop. I decided to get large plastic bowls and use those for the box.

10 tips for raising chickens in winter.How you can keep chickens and coop warm during cold weather.

With the start of the winter season, it is vital for the people who manage a backyard Chicken coop or are in the poultry business to take necessary steps to ensure the health and hygiene of their Chickens.

How to Make a Quick and Easy Chicken Saddle - Mother Earth News

How to Make a Quick and Easy Chicken Saddle

Chicken saddles are fabric "vests" you can put on hens that are suffering from overly, ummm, romantic roosters.

FOR THE CHICS

Great idea for the hens when they are free ranging! …also great idea for having one in the chicken run with their dust bath area underneath

INCORPORATE INTO COOP DESIGN-----screen door for summer & another for winter. This door would be good for "a coop within the coop" to isolate birds-enough room for at least 2 broody hens. The rest of the time it can be used for storage.-use strongest screening/hardware cloth available!

screen door for summertime & another for winter. Also, this kind of door would be good for "a coop within the coop" to isolate birds if req'd. (make enough room for at least 2 broody hens) the rest of the time it can be used for storage.

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