Boredom during the cold months can lead to pecking and other issues within your flock. Cure the winter blahs with edible vegetable garlands for your chickens!

Edible Holiday Garlands for your Backyard Flock-Fresh Eggs Daily Blog-Grit Magazine

Edible Holiday Garlands for your Backyard Flock: Boredom during the cold months can lead to pecking and other issues within your flock. Cure the winter blahs with edible vegetable garlands for your chickens!

Chicken water and feeder buckets DIY

DIY Chicken Waterer and Feeder From 5-Gallon Buckets

Chicken water and feeder buckets DIY. For the water bucket used the holes in the top method. For the feeder, I bolted a large pot plant saucer to the bottom of the bucket so I could suspend it from the coop roof to keep rats and mice out of the feed.

Neat idea for chicken dust bath

Farm : DIY recycled tire for chicken dust bath. Mix equals amounts of wood ash, builder’s sand soil, food grade diatomaceous earth.

CHICKEN CRACK BOTTLES Use a 1/2" drill bit to drill holes in empty plastic bottles, add chicken scratch (aka: chicken crack) and watch the fun break out! Provide several bottles to the flock at once to avoid conflict & fowl penalties.

20+ Winter Boredom Busters for Backyard Chickens!

20 Boredom Buster Ideas-- CHICKEN CRACK BOTTLES Use a drill bit to drill holes in empty plastic bottles, add chicken scratch (aka: chicken crack) and watch the fun break out! Provide several bottles to the flock at once to avoid conflict & fowl penalties.

Hen House

Stand up room important for cleaning! Put corrugated semi clear fiber glass panels on top if you don& have shade. My dream coop!

Chicken solarium attached to chicken coop with sand to radiate heat back into the house in winter

Chicken solarium attached to chicken coop with sand to radiate heat back into the house in winter. Could double as a green house or cold frame for early starts in the spring.

Plastic strips over chicken door to keep flying bugs out.

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

play pen set up to keep the babies safe!

A minimal version of our chick playpen. Great way to keep the babies safe!

Great little DIY project: How to make a PVC chicken feeder - http://SurvivalistDaily.com/how-to-make-a-pvc-chicken-feeder/

How To Build A DIY PVC Self Feeding Chicken Feeder - Cheap & easy to make with off-the-shelf PVC pipe & connectors.

How To Build a Trouble-Free Chicken Brooder - put chicken wire around the side to extend the height of the pool sides... this will be good for the chicks until they feather out

How To Build a Trouble-Free Chicken Brooder - put chicken wire around the side to extend the height of the pool sides. this will be good for the chicks until they feather out

Beat the Heat: Helping Chickens Survive High Temps

Beat the Heat: Helping Chickens Survive High Temps

Summer Chicken Tips: Frozen fruit, ice and fresh herbs can help chickens keep cool in high temperatures. Lots of other tips for beating the heat here.

You can never have enough chickens! Show off your love of chickens! You can't help but look good in this fashionable blended V-Neck from Suzy Swede Creative. Just $19.95!

You can never have enough chickens! Show off your love of chickens!

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