One of the Coop Hosts from the 2012 The Funky Chicken Coop Tour® shares about chicken keeping and gardening on this informative website: www.fromourgarden...
for keeping flies away from chicken coop - nontoxic
Wood frame covered with wire for your chicken "Salad Bar"
How to treat a bulging crop
"Really fresh eggs lie on the bottom the glass, flat. These are the eggs you want for poaching and other dishes where the egg is the star. If one end bobs up a bit, as does the middle egg above, the egg is older, but still good. The upward tilt can be more extreme, even straight up, than it is in this picture. What you don't want to see is a floating egg. A floating egg is a bad egg."
Is This Egg Good?
The Best & Worst Treats For Backyard Chickens