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home made incubator & instructions

Frozen fruit, ice and fresh herbs can help chickens keep cool in high temperatures.

Beat the Heat: Helping Chickens Survive High Temps

roost in the run

MyLittleRedCoop's album “Avatars” — Photo 4 of 4

I have grown culinary herbs longer than I have kept chickens and with the addition of chickens to my backyard, it was natural to cut sprigs of herbs to tuck into the chicken coop bedding, hang from the ceiling and toss into nest boxes to freshen things up. If aromatherapy is the only benefit to placing herbs in my coops, I’m fine with that, however, aromatherapy may not be the end of the herbal story.

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Winter brings many challenges for the backyard chicken-keeper, and frozen water is chief among them. You can make your own waterer heater for use with either metal or plastic waterers. It will cost less than $10, cost pennies to run and you can complete the project in under ten minutes.

Make a Cookie Tin Waterer Heater. Under $10, & 10 minutes!

Suffolks Small Chicken Coop, Green

Farmer's Almanac: Setting Chicken Eggs by the Moon's Sign for chicks that are healthier, mature faster, etc.~Very Interesting!

GROW in chicken area!!!!!!! Taken at the Rosemoor Royal Horticultural Garden in Great Torrington, England, these squashes are thriving, growing up and over a trellis, creating a covered walkway. Not only are the plantings beautiful, they're edible, too.

.Could give them a cute front yard too!!! Love the color for a coop!!!