(This would work for pets also.) homemade chicken waterer- so stinking simple and smart! (Wonder if you could do the same thing with a large "Gatorade" cooler and give your hens cool water in the summer.
not pretty but functional chicken chunnel or tunnel from barn to free range areas to protect from predators. My worst predator is coyote, who hunts as soon as it begins to be grey - best thing is teach them to get inside before sunset
Building A Chicken Coop - Chicken roosting bars with a dropping board. Plus check out a tour of our chicken coop! - Building a chicken coop does not have to be tricky nor does it have to set you back a ton of scratch.