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

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.

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.

Using Sand in the Coop Once a year I completely clean out the coop and add new sand. Twice a year I add some pelletized lime to the run and refresh any lost sand in the run. In the winter I throw in some ash from the fireplace and in the summer I sprinkle in some DE.

Why Your Backyard Chickens Will Love Sand in Their Coop

Sand keeps everything neat as possible. 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!

If I make 1 stall the coop, put a window 1/2 way up instead of on the ground & put a ramp out into Dakota's old turn out.

inside chicken coop pictures - Bing Images would make the roost so you can pick it up and clean the droppings up

chicken feeder/waterer

Got a feeder waiting for installation. and got the little red bowl for the water but I'll be putting mine on a food-safe water-barrel.

thirteen lessons learned about what is necessary and what is not necessary in chicken coops

Life At Cobble Hill Farm: Chicken Coop Thirteen Lessons We've Learned. Chickens love a spot to dust bath and a large litter pan filled with play sand and some wood ash is like a day at the spa!

the chicken buffet - THAT's how you keep most of the food off the ground - easy to clean, too.

the chicken buffet - THAT's how you keep most of the food off the ground - easy to clean, too. Need this for kitchen scraps

Haha, can't wait to see this in action: Cabbage pinata to keep hens from getting bored in the winter.

Haha, can't wait to see this in action: Cabbage pinata to keep hens from getting bored in the winter. There is a bunch of different ways to keep hens entertained.

Frustrated with your chickens' water constantly freezing during the winter months? Here are some old fashioned ways to keep your chickens' water from freezing. How To Keep Your Chickens' Water From Freezing | areturntosimplicity.com:

Keep Your Chickens' Water From Freezing - No Electricity Required!

Frustrated with your chickens' water constantly freezing during the winter months? Here are some old fashioned ways to keep your chickens' water from freezing. How To Keep Your Chickens' Water From Freezing

Shabby Olde Potting Shed: Chicken Coop and Barn Makeover Progress

Shabby Olde Potting Shed: Chicken Coop and Barn Makeover Progress -old triangle ladder with board across on each step level

Homemade Boredom Buster Brick–For the Chickens in your Life | The Prairie Homestead

DIY Flock Block Substitute

Homemade Boredom Buster Brick–For the Chickens in your Life on The Prairie Homestead

Roll away nesting box for egg eaters.

Building a Chicken Coop - Roll away nesting box for egg eaters. Building a chicken coop does not have to be tricky nor does it have to set you back a ton of scratch.

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My Shed Plans - My old deck wood and windows from neighbors trash made a cute privacy screen. - Now You Can Build ANY Shed In A Weekend Even If You've Zero Woodworking Experience!

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