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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!

Clever DIY idea for keeping track of fresh, backyard egg age - looks easy to make your own version. #BackyardChickens

Peanut Head read on the internet that chickens need to be trained to lay their eggs in the nesting boxes and not where they poop. Which is, obviously, everywhere. So, apparently golf balls are going to trick them into not pooping in their nesting boxes.

Grow vines or wiesteria over chicken run for shade & safety from hawks. Why didn't I think of this? This spring we'll find out how easy it is or isn't to transplant grape vine.

They will help a laying hen feel safe and relaxed while she is sitting, and calm a broody hen, as well as repel rodents, flies and other parasites. Broodies have a tendency to get mites and other bugs since they dont get out to dust bathe often, if at all, and the warm, dark space underneath them is a breeding ground for parasites. The herbs safely and naturally avoid that.

Pallet Chicken Coop Found a cheap dresser at the thrift store and turned it into an 8 box nesting condo for my chickens. Plus I added 2 drawers on top for extra perching and nesting. I love it.