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A chicken moat. I did this, it works great. It's a chicken run around your garden and the chickens can catch those awful insect predators before they can make their way into your garden.

New Life On A Homestead » Blog Archive A Chicken Moat

Use clear shower curtains to keep your chickens dry & snow free in the winter-instead of ugluy tarps...

Dry Chicken Run

Gallery Pictures of Chicken Coops, Runs, Dog Houses, Rabbit Hutches, Pigeon Coops, Quail Coops

I use an approach to achieve flock harmony that I call the "Playpen Method." I have used it successfully with each addition to my flock over the years. The Playpen Method is simple: allow the newbies and the Flockers to see and hear each other without having physical contact. This allows both groups to familiarize themselves with one another, while maintaining a "safe zone" for the newbies.

Integrating New Chickens into the Flock: "The Playpen Method"

High heat is dangerous for chickens- heat stroke, heat stress and death can result when a chicken is overheated.

Beat the Heat: Helping Chickens Survive High Temps