Chicken water/coop heater: Pavers + heat lamp mounted to scrap piece of cover with upside down terracotta pot + saucer, then water (secured with hang chain). Amazing detail on the coop and water heater.
Chickens in the Garden: Eggs, Meat, Chicken Manure Fertilizer and More - Organic Gardening
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.
How to raise mealworms (Tenebrio molitor). Everyone who has a small flock of chickens should raise mealworms. It's very easy to do and once set up they are virtually maintenance-free and very inexpensive.
How to make a nest box for your chickens. This nestbox can sit on the floor of your poultry coop or be hung from a wall. The simple design only takes minutes to make so your hens will soon be laying eggs in there