Chicken coop and care
I wanted to show you my grit/oyster shell feeder I made today. I saw one kind of like it somewhere so I cobbled together one of my own. Having chickens is so much fun even when I don't spend time with them. The lid flips up to fill the tubes and is slanted to discourage chicken roosting. The wood is unfinished and all edges are sanded for the chicken's safety.
shaded walkways to different parts of the homestead, cover the chicken coop this way. grapes are drought tolerant, edible, and animals can come through and eat what falls on the ground. wisteria is a nitrogen fixer, use the native which isn't aggressive mixed in with the grapes, cut the wisteria when the grapes need nitrogen and the leaves will fall and decompose, then recharge later for next year.
Chicken Coop Bedding: Sand, the Litter Superstar. [excerpt] "Due to location of our coops at the bottom of a hill, adjacent to wetlands, we have always used sand in our runs. We purchase 2 yards of sand each year at the cost of $15 per yard. It drains brilliantly, which is important to the health of our flock as wet conditions are a breeding ground for coccidiosis. The runs are easy to clean and the sand keeps odors and flies to a minimum." #backyard #chickens #coop #run #mud