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.

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.

Learn how to make this DIY rosemary pine beard balm for that bearded man in your life!

Rosemary Pine Beard Balm

They put their sweet potatoes in a bin w/pine shavings, layering it so that no potato touched another until bin was full.  Lasted all winter. They had a basement, but might work in the garage?

They put their sweet potatoes in a bin w/pine shavings, layering it so that no potato touched another until bin was full. Lasted all winter. They had a basement, but might work in the garage?

Tips for a Cleaner Coop with Less Effort.  Great ideas, including sand as bedding, "pooper scooper," ACV, and dropping boards.

5 Tips for a Cleaner Coop with Less Effort

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.

The Easy Way to Maintain a Clean-Smelling Chicken Coop

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).

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).

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