Grazing frames for chickens in small spaces. Tutorial. "Your chickens can snack on the green tips, and the frame protects the roots so that the grass survives to grow another day."

Grazing frames for chickens in small spaces. Tutorial. "Your chickens can snack on the green tips, and the frame protects the roots so that the grass survives to grow another day."

Predator proofing chicken/duck/goose run- love it.  or wrap the wire all the way around the bottom and never have a worry that they can get it!

Predator proofing chicken/duck/goose run- love it. or wrap the wire all the way around the bottom and never have a worry that they can get it!

Keep digging predators out of your coop by extending the hardware cloth 1 foot at 90 degrees from the bottom.

Keep digging predators out of your coop by extending the hardware cloth 1 foot at 90 degrees from the bottom.

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

Growing fodder for the homestead

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

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

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

Using Sand in the Coop - It stays where you put it, keeps the water dishes clean, provides manicures for your chickens...  Need more reasons to choose sand?  Check out this article! | The 104 Homestead

Why Your Backyard Chickens Will Love Sand

Using Sand in the Coop - It stays where you put it, keeps the water dishes clean, provides manicures for your chickens... Need more reasons to choose sand? Check out this article! | The 104 Homestead

Hardware mesh is placed in a trench around the perimeter at an angle to keep burrowers out, and then plastic coated galvanized wire fencing (4 feet high) is nailed on the outside of the fence, including on the gate. The hardware mesh overlaps the wire fencing about 12 inches.

Hardware mesh is placed in a trench around the perimeter at an angle to keep burrowers out, and then plastic coated galvanized wire fencing (4 feet high) is nailed on the outside of the fence, including on the gate. The hardware mesh overlaps the wire fencing about 12 inches.

2-liter bottle of water in roof provides as much light as 50-watt light bulb. Ingenious! I will be trying this in a garden shed and/or chicken coop.

DIY Sun Tube Skylight from Soda Bottles

2-liter bottle of water in roof provides as much light as 50-watt light bulb. Ingenious! I will be trying this in a garden shed and/or chicken coop.

What an absolutely fantastic way to secure your hardware cloth! In very cold climates you would want to use metal washers, not plastic ones, because the plastic will get brittle and break easily in the cold.

What an absolutely fantastic way to secure your hardware cloth! In very cold climates you would want to use metal washers, not plastic ones, because the plastic will get brittle and break easily in the cold.

I can't believe I just pinned something titled "poop hammock." Clean keeping of the coop - the poop hammock

I can't believe I just pinned something titled "poop hammock." Clean keeping of the coop - the poop hammock

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