Fresh or dried herbs in your nesting boxes not only work as insecticides, but also have anti-bacterial properties, and can act as natural wormers, anti-parasitics, insecticides, rodent control, stress relievers and laying stimulants. Here is a partial list of common herbs and flowers and their beneficial properties:
The Chicken Chick: Chicken tractor --- A chicken tractor is a portable enclosure used to move chickens around the yard. It is not a housing unit. It's essentially a mobile playpen for use during the day.
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