Your backyard flock could be the best source of meat, eggs and homemade fertilizer around. Learn how to “recoop” much of your birds’ expenses by putting chicken manure fertilizer to use in your garden. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.
Poop trays make for easy cleanup. This is the way my husband built our hen coop. It is the greatest. I just pull them out and sweep the chicken poop into a big tub and it is ready to be added to composting. Absolutely love it! Clean-up is a breeze.
I like this idea but would put wheels on it. DIY Chicken "tractor" - easily made and movable chicken coop that you can shift around your yard to let the chickens do all your weeding and soil fertilising for you. Am going to have chickens one day!