Keeping chicken in the backyard is really fun, as you will always have fresh eggs and cute pets at home. So if you have a little free space, you could consider building a chicken coop, even though you are only having a tiny backyard. We have found a round
I ended up cutting the bottle feeder even shorter so the chicks could reach the feed at the bottom. I have several feeders hung in the brooder to allow everyone who'd like to eat at the same time that opportunity.
(This would work for pets also.) 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.