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Chicken moat - Basically, it’s a tunnel of wire for your chickens to roam in, which runs around the perimeter of your garden. It’s like a chicken run that borders your entire garden area. The idea is that the chickens in the moat will catch many of the grasshoppers and other bugs that are making their way into your garden, before they get to your plants. Is that genius, or what?!

Tutorial for making a "chicken saddle." Poor little Edna got plucked bare by the big hens this summer (guess they were bored), and needs a little protection while her feathers grow back. At Back to Basic Living blog.

My review of The Urban Chicken by Heather, The Homesteading Hippy on MomPrepares

You can make this DIY poultry waterer to provide unfrozen water to your birds all winter. A bucket water, such as this one from Avian Aqua Miser, can be transformed into a heated chicken waterer with a few simple tools and supplies.

Chicken poster of breeds - vintage

More chicken propaganda posters from Joe Wirtheim of