If you ever considered owning chickens, here's a great read. I was on the fence about it, but chickens are probably the best long-term prep you could make.
Work a Garden - Raise Chickens: Somebody has to raise or pack everything you Eat, Do your share! - WWII Era USDA poster. Funny that in many places local governments now forbid keeping backyard poultry!
MCM chicken coop--with a rain barrel
homemade chicken waterer- so stinking simple and smart! (Wonder if you could do the same thing with a large "Gatorade" cooler and give your hens cool water in the summer.)
I need this poster for all the children (and some parents) round my way that really don't understand how our chickens lay eggs without a cockerel.
Here is one of the most original chicken coop made from recycled materials ! ++ Idea sent by Patrick Morrison
DIY Automatic Chicken Waterer!
old wooden ladders make great chicken roosts. I bought one at an antique store for $10 and cut it to size.
I MUST do this when I have chickens. Grazing guards. Plant stuff for the chickens to graze but won't let them completely kill. Nice.