Edible Holiday Garlands for your Backyard Flock: 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!
A cleaner chicken coop. a shallow plastic bin, like you would use to slide under a bed, cover the top of the bin with an open mesh wire to keep the hens from scratching. The bin collects the droppings as the birds sit on their roost.
When hens begin laying, collect eggs times per day. On our farm, the Purina Animal Nutrition Center, we built the nests into the chicken coops. Outdoor access to the nests allows us to collect eggs without disrupting the flock.