more ideas - hatch behind chicken poop boards under roosts that could be cleaned so droppings go directly into compost bins underneath?

more ideas - hatch behind chicken poop boards under roosts that could be cleaned so droppings go directly into compost bins underneath? Wouldn't you like to be a chicken here?

A few simple modifications to the chicken coop make it faster to clean and keep the coop cleaner in between dee cleanings.

5 Tips for a Cleaner Coop with Less Effort

For my Someday Chickens: keep the coops cleaner in between deep cleanings by employing these five elements: droppings boards, removable roosts, a dedicated coop duster, sand and apple cider vinegar.

Barnevelder chickens lay dark reddish brown eggs. I want one!

I'm gonna have chickens with GORGEOUS feather patterns.these Barnevelder chickens lay dark reddish brown eggs.

How to tell if an egg is still fresh.

How to tell if that egg is still good! Grab a bowl and fill it with about 4 inches of water. Drop the eggs in the water. If the egg sinks to the bottom, it's still fresh. If the egg floats, it's time to toss it

Help stimulate your hens' laying in the winter by adding 1 TBL of black pepper per hen per day to their food or treats! Cayenne pepper is said to work as well. Be sure to offer more water if you do this, apparently it increases their intake 2X!  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/608787/feeding-chickens-black-pepper/100

Help stimulate your hens' laying in the winter by adding 1 TBL of black pepper per hen per day to their food or treats! Cayenne pepper is said to work as well. Be sure to offer more water if you do this, apparently it increases their intake

egg freshness

If an egg sinks in a bowl of water it is fresh and good to eat. If an egg begins to stand up in the water it is still good to east. If an egg floats to the top of the water it is not good so don't eat it.


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