Boredom during the cold months can lead to pecking and other issues within your flock. Cure the winter blahs with edible vegetable garlands for your chickens!

Boredom during the cold months can lead to pecking and other issues within your flock. Cure the winter blahs with edible vegetable garlands for your chickens!

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.

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.

Recycled chicken coop, great idea for areas with lots of predators.  (the roof is an old satellite dish!)

Recycled chicken coop, great idea for areas with lots of predators. (the roof is an old satellite dish!)

Ready to build your chicken coop? Check out this checklist | DIY homesteading projects at survivallife.com #DIY #homesteading #homesteadingideas

Ready to build your chicken coop? Check out this checklist | DIY homesteading projects at survivallife.com #DIY #homesteading #homesteadingideas

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/6809_3m63o63l55y15s65r2a5h85ccc67a84791094.jpg...making do in the coop...dresser to brooding box.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/6809_3m63o63l55y15s65r2a5h85ccc67a84791094.jpg...making do in the coop...dresser to brooding box.

Chickens get up early, poop a lot and waste a ton of food - all of which are problems for lazy chicken farmers, like ourselves. Over the two years we have owned our chickens, I have devised a few ...

Chickens get up early, poop a lot and waste a ton of food - all of which are problems for lazy chicken farmers, like ourselves. Over the two years we have owned our chickens, I have devised a few ...

complete step by step of the cutest chicken coop ever, you can even download the plans.  has the run attached so you don't have to let them out.

The Palace Chicken Coop: Free Chicken Coop Plan

complete step by step of the cutest chicken coop ever, you can even download the plans. has the run attached so you don't have to let them out.

It may not be the BEST farm task, but when it needs to be done, these tips will come in handy. http://www.attainable-sustainable.net/butchering-chickens/

Butchering Chickens: Tips to Make This Farm Chore Easier

It may not be the BEST farm task, but when it needs to be done, these tips will come in handy. http://www.attainable-sustainable.net/butchering-chickens/

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