CHICKEN COOP ACCESSORIES:
Don't pooh-pooh the poo: Chicken droppings make a great natural fertilizer for your lawn or garden. Most professional-grade natural fertilizers are based on chicken droppings, but you get it free! Toss it into your compost bin or just sprinkle it directly on your garden. If you have a lot, sell it to your neighbors.
Born to run: Chickens love running around out in the sun. Bugs and grubs in the grass make healthful, tasty snacks. A chicken run is a generous addition to your coop, allowing them to run freely while safe from predators.
Egg drop snoop: Don't forget to include nesting boxes, filled with straw or other soft natural material, to catch your precious eggs. Nesting boxes make egg-laying more comfortable for your hen and safer for your eggs. Save the cracking for the kitchen.
Fill 'em up: Like you, chickens drink more water when it's fresh and clean. They can't fatten up if the food bowl is empty. Birds are free-feeders: they eat and drink often, but only a little bit at a time, so you need to check on their supply at least twice a day. Get an automatic waterer and feeder to keep your birds happy and healthy, and to free you up for better things, like making omelets.
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