BEDDING and LICE!!!! 5 Tips for Chicken Coop Bedding .........................1. Pine shavings 2. Straw or hay 3. Shredded newspaper 4. Add a little DE 5. What to know about cedar shavings....Some homesteaders like to use cedar shavings because of their pleasant aroma. Cedar wood can collect harmful bacteria and make your chickens more vulnerable to respiratory illnesses and physical ailments.
Cleaning the coop & the 'Deep Litter Method" of over-wintering your birds. Use dish detergent & vinegar to clean the coop
Poultry farmers explain the real story behind such terms as cage free, free range & pasture raised so consumers can make informed decisions when they go to their local supermarket.
This looks like a great feeder for my coop's outdoor run. I'll be giving this DIY a try!
cedar and corrugated metal fence
Neils Feeder - made from Metal Air Duct and a Flower Pot - BackYard Chickens Community
Backyard urban chicken coop! I love this one, and it's important to me to keep it pretty as well as have a healthy environment for the birds! I figure I'd like to keep about 5 chickens. I'm thinking I can add a duck house to this chicken house. 3 ducks, perhaps. I guess I'll need a pond feature for the ducks. Hmmm...
Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard