(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.
Feral cat housing How to make a nest box for your chickens. This nestbox can sit on the floor of your poultry coop or be hung from a wall. The simple design only takes minutes to make so your hens will soon be laying eggs in there