Predator proofing tips. Elevate the coop, enclose runs with properly secured half inch hardware cloth, create a skirt or underground fence, padlock the doors, and surround with electric wire in bear country.
The chicken run is covered with a cedar shingled roof that helps keep predators out and protect the chickens from the Cape Cod elements. Pro tip: Predator proof your coop using hardware cloth. Avoid c (Chicken Backyard Baby Chicks)
rocks around the bottom of coop and pen deter predators.
Chicken treat feeder DIY, would work with a head of lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes, apples-just about anything!
Chicken Coop - The Seven Sweeties' Amish 5x6' chicken coop and 8x10' run with dust bath, stumps and branches for roosting bars. #DIYchickencoopplans Building a chicken coop does not have to be tricky nor does it have to set you back a ton of scratch.
MINI PASTURE Let grains sprout into greens before allowing chickens to eat them & start a new "patch" every day or two for a continuous supply through the summer(instead of sprouting fodder trays indoors?