Ideas for our chicken garden
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This year we'll make a serious project of the chicken garden. Herbs and cabbages for their health, corn and grains for food, and maybe we'll also grow some carrots for the rabbits (if the chickens don't dig them up).
Boredom during the cold months can lead to pecking and other issues within your flock. Cure the winter blahs with edible vegetable garlands for your chickens!

Edible Holiday Garlands for your Backyard Flock-Fresh Eggs Daily Blog-Grit Magazine

Edible Holiday Garlands for your Backyard Flock: Boredom during the cold months can lead to pecking and other issues within your flock. Cure the winter blahs with edible vegetable garlands for your chickens!

DIY recycled tire for chicken dust bath. Mix equals amounts of wood ash, builder’s sand soil, food grade diatomaceous earth.

Farm : DIY recycled tire for chicken dust bath. Mix equals amounts of wood ash, builder’s sand soil, food grade diatomaceous earth.

designated dusting area.

The Coop Aka Tashmahal Sp

dust box for chickens under the coop. when building for your birds, don't forget the dust box. If you don't they will dig up plants--trust me on this!

Growing fodder (sprouted barley) for animal feed. Cuts your spending on feed in half (at least)!

Growing fodder for the homestead

homemade chicken waterer- so stinking simple and smart! (Wonder if you could do the same thing with a large "Gatorade" cooler and give your hens cool water in the summer.)

Homemade Chicken Drinker

(This would work for pets also.) homemade chicken waterer- so stinking simple and smart! (Wonder if you could do the same thing with a large "Gatorade" cooler and give your hens cool water in the summer.

They grew sunflowers up against the coop to help provide shade in the summer and the hens ate any bugs that came around.

Please Post Your Pics Of Landscaping Around Your Coop.

Chicken Blessings~"Blessings Of Farm Animals"~~They grew sunflowers up against the coop to help provide shade in the summer and the hens ate any bugs that came around.

Eliminate the Cost of Chicken Feed - planting and establishing a chicken ecology

Eliminate the Cost of Chicken Feed - establish a chicken food forest. - a chicken food forest sounds freaking awesome.

How would chickens live if they had their druthers? We can find out by looking at the habits and habitat of their wild relatives, the jungle fowl. That fascinating information is reviewed, and used to guide suggestions on how best to provide your chickens with the opportunity to express their natural behaviors. Plus tips on how to make the most of a small space.

Creating a Chicken Habitat with Tips from Jungle Fowl -

How would chickens live if they had their druthers? We can find out by looking at the habits and habitat of their wild relatives, the jungle fowl. Plus tips on how to make the most of a small space.

Ton Matton, Chicken Cabinet, urban farming, chicken coop, sustainable food, free range chicken, urban farming, recycled materials, repurpose...

Ton Matton's Chicken Cabinet Produces Fresh Eggs Right in Your Backyard

DIY no spill chicken feeder. For those messy, feed throwing hens. This is a great idea!

The best chicken feeder in the world.

DIY no spill chicken feeder. For those messy, feed throwing hens. Would also prevent them from laying eggs in the feeder if you put a cap on it! (our problem.

Creating a Chicken Habitat -- based on habits and habitat of jungle fowl, the wild relative of the chicken. Includes advice for making the most of a small space.

Creating a Chicken Habitat with Tips from Jungle Fowl -

I like my critters to have comfortable living conditions.Creating a Chicken Habitat -- based on habits and habitat of jungle fowl, the wild relative of the chicken. Includes advice for making the most of a small space.

Dust bath!

Building A Chicken Coop - Dust bath - like the look of this one - Building a chicken coop does not have to be tricky nor does it have to set you back a ton of scratch.

For when I finally get my chickens! Grow your own chicken feed: The best producers appear to be mulberry trees (lots of fruit dropped constantly over three months) and wheat (when grown with the Fukuoka-Bonfils winter wheat method). Sepp Holzer pushes a perennial rye and sunchokes as the core chicken/pig feeds.

Grow your own chicken feed: The best producers appear to be mulberry and wheat (when grown with the Fukuoka-Bonfils winter wheat method). Sepp Holzer pushes a perennial rye and sunchokes as the core chicken/pig feeds.

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