How To Build a Trouble-Free Chicken Brooder -this is a great idea! Easy to clean, wire is high enough so chicks can stay in brooder until they feather out. You could support the wire mesh with some 1X2's every few feet, and put a cross piece from one side to the other to suspend a heat lamp. I would use a plastic fencing material because it wouldn't be as "sharp" to work with, wouldn't rust and could be disassembled easily for storage or you could reuse it outside for a small enclosure.
Chicken water/coop heater: Pavers + heat lamp mounted to scrap piece of 2x4, cover with upside down terracotta pot + saucer, then water (secured with hang chain). BRILLIANT! Constructing this next weekend. #chickens
Creamy Gouda cheese and sweet apples make these stuffed chicken breasts a winner! Pair with smoky roasted sweet potatoes for a sheet pan supper that will make everyone happy. Get the easy chicken recipe on http://RachelCooks.com!