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when building for your birds, don't forget the dust box. If you don't they will dig up plants--trust me on this!

Rew Elliott: Chickie, Chickie: Chicken Coop Checklist  {Mom with a Prep}

46 Ideas for Building Your Chicken Coop

Rew Elliott: Chickie, Chickie: Chicken Coop Checklist {Mom with a Prep}

Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

Light and Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe. A cozy blend of chicken, vegetables, spice, cheese, and tortellini in a thin creamy broth. Lightened-up!

I might sound like a broken record to those that know me, but I can't say it enough: Using wood ashes for your chickens saves you money. We store them (fireplace ash only, not BBQ coals, etc) and when needed, mix 2 1/2 parts ash to 1 part sand for the chickens to do their dust bathing. And guess what? It keeps mites away. It's been over a year since the last time I bought the bottled mite spray. That and painting the coop with hydrated lime has worked great so far!

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Paula Deen’s Amazing Chicken Casserole

Love this coop and garden. Add a chicken moat and make sure the top of run is covered with a roof. Good access to run from garden and proper door access to coop (although would move to outside of run)