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Everything you need to know about preparing for and surviving winter with chickens.

Surviving Winter with Chickens

One of the best DIY coops (with photos and instructions) that I've found. Can't wait to build one!

One of the best DIY coops (with photos and instructions) that I've found. Can't wait to build one!

Whether chickens free-range or are primarily confined to the coop and run, predator protection can be one of the most challenging aspects of backyard chicken-keeping. An awareness of coop security basics goes a long way towards keeping backyard pets safe from unwelcome, hungry visitors. Here are some ways to keep your chickens safe from predators.

11+ Tips for Predator-proofing Chickens

Whether chickens free-range or are primarily confined to the coop and run, predator protection can be one of the most challenging aspects of backyard chicken-keeping. An awareness of coop security basics goes a long way towards keeping backyard pets safe from unwelcome, hungry visitors. Here are some ways to keep your chickens safe from predators.

29 Ways to Turn Junkyard Finds Into DIY Chicken Coops and Hen Houses

29 Ways to Turn Junkyard Finds Into DIY Chicken Coops and Hen Houses

DIY Chicken Coop ... it's completely made from pallets and recycled wood. This could be tweeked a little. Just double the walls two pallets instead of one. Make the entrance bigger and it would be a great kid koop :) Wheeler

The best chicken feeder ever - I made it out of PVC from Home Depot.  No mess and a minimal footprint to maximize floor space in the chicken coop.

The best chicken feeder ever - I made it out of PVC from Home Depot. No mess and a minimal footprint to maximize floor space in the chicken coop.

nice chicken coop- all wire enclosed to be predator proof. Wire roof to keep the hawks out. Wire underground all around to keep "diggers" from going under.  Also, provide a solid roof on part of the shelter for sun, rain, & winter snow protection

nice chicken coop- all wire enclosed to be predator proof. Wire roof to keep the hawks out. Wire underground all around to keep "diggers" from going under. Also, provide a solid roof on part of the shelter for sun, rain, & winter snow protection

They grew sunflowers up against the coop to help provide shade in the summer and the hens ate any bugs that came around.

Easy Backyard Chicken Coop Plans

They grew sunflowers up against the coop to help provide shade in the summer and the hens ate any bugs that came around.

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