Chicken brooder from a plastic bin with a nipple-type waterer attached to a 5-gal bucket, 2-in PVC feeders zip-tied to the bin, a Brinsea EcoGlow heater and non-slip toolbox liner to go under the pine shavings. I even added a couple of roosting poles.
The deep litter method of litter management is used to keep chickens healthy and happy in their coop on small farms and homesteads. Laying hens are particularly suited for this method of litter management.
put herbs in with the chickens' pine shavings for bedding: Rosemary (pain relief, insecticide, respiratory health), Sage (antioxidant, anti-parasitic) and Mint (any kind - insecticide and rodent repellent).