LOVE this coop - the vine on top would help keep them cool in the summer, as well as attract bugs for them to eat.

Chicken Coop Plans - by Lisa Steele of Fresh Eggs Daily for Better Homes & Gardens - I like the vines on top

rocks around the bottom of coop and pen deter predators.

I kind of like this setup - maybe for our momma hens and their babies. rocks around the bottom of coop and pen deter predators.

door-keeps in heat and helps with ventilation

We have a similar chicken entrance except we use garden-tinsel which keep the wild birds out of the coop. door-keeps in heat and helps with ventilation

A piece of charcoal attached to the wall inside a coop can give your poultry access to a natural substance that will help absorb toxins and help to keep the digestive system in balance.

A piece of charcoal attached to the wall inside a coop can give your poultry access to a natural substance that will help absorb toxins and help to keep the digestive system in balance. chickens,Farm and garden,Farm Frie

How To Distinguish Male Chicks From Female Chicks in 1 week old Cochins |...he tried this on bantam Brahmas too, didn't do too bad. Will have to try this myself.

sexing bantam chicks at day old cochin brahma rock chickens chick sort gender rooster hen pullet cockerel male female

Chaos and Coffee: Paint the hardware wire so the silver metal disappears.

Chaos and Coffee: Paint the hardware wire so the silver metal disappears. {See into the coop better?

Swinging Chickens: Make an Easy DIY Log Swing for your Run

Fresh Eggs Daily®: Swinging Chickens: Make an Easy DIY Log Swing for your Run

A JUST LAID Egg stamp is a great way to personalize your backyard chicken eggs from your own chicken coop. Homesteading? There's a mini size just for chicken eggs and larger customizable sizes for egg cartons and tags. Shop Now at Southern Paper & Ink Custom Stamps.

A JUST LAID Egg stamp is a great way to personalize your backyard chicken eggs from your own chicken coop. Theres a mini size just for chicken eggs and larger customizable sizes for egg cartons and tags. Shop Now at Southern Paper Ink Custom

A cute use of an old horseshoe

Don't let your gates swing freely and cause sagging posts. Setting this up to catch the horizontal rail would support the gate even more.

Pot Belly Pig Pen Idea

Pallet slipped over fence posts for quick fencing. Great for a fast patio fence or even dog containment.

Pictures that demonstrate where the hooves can be trimmed to achieve the balance in the hoof area that a pig needs.

This page describes how to do a hoof trim and ways/ideas to help you accomplish this in the home setting.

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