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Brooder box in coop with nesting box below. I just built a permanent brooder box in my coop, and I was in love with it, until I saw the great use of vertical real estate used here. I am certain I will dismantle it eventually so I can raise it up and add nests below. I put my chicks in the coop brooder at 4 weeks and keep a lamp on them for an additional two weeks. This design Makes so much sense. <3 this idea to the moon and back.

Brooder box in coop with nesting box below. I just built a permanent brooder box in my coop, and I was in love with it, until I saw the great use of vertical real estate used here. I am certain I will dismantle it eventually so I can raise it up and add nests below. I put my chicks in the coop brooder at 4 weeks and keep a lamp on them for an additional two weeks. This design Makes so much sense. <3 this idea to the moon and back.

chicken brooder. really cool but would not have in my living room. garage maybe? you could even put ducks below the chicks.

chicken brooder. really cool but would not have in my living room. garage maybe? you could even put ducks below the chicks.

Raising Chickens In The Backyard

Raising Chickens In The Backyard

Do you want to enjoy fresh eggs every morning? Keeping backyard chickens is an enjoyable hobby and provides you with fresh eggs every day. To keep your new flock safe from predators and out of the elements, you will need to provide them a chicken coop....

Brooder under nesting boxes in the coop. Features sliding doors! My husband is a genius! (Daniel B. you are the MAN!)

Brooder under nesting boxes in the coop. Features sliding doors! My husband is a genius! (Daniel B. you are the MAN!)

A cleaner chicken coop. a shallow plastic bin like you would use to slide under a bed for storage. I covered the top of the bin with an open mesh wire to keep the hens from scratching in it. The bin collects the droppings as the birds sit on their roost all night,    Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/sustainable-farming/chicken-coop-zm0z12jjzhun.aspx#ixzz2BTyCVNkx

A Cleaner Chicken Coop

A cleaner chicken coop. a shallow plastic bin like you would use to slide under a bed for storage. I covered the top of the bin with an open mesh wire to keep the hens from scratching in it. The bin collects the droppings as the birds sit on their roost all night, Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/sustainable-farming/chicken-coop-zm0z12jjzhun.aspx#ixzz2BTyCVNkx

Linoleum flooring inside of chicken coop- that would be "cheep" to do and easy to keep clean

Linoleum flooring inside of chicken coop- that would be "cheep" to do and easy to keep clean

Easy Homemade Chicken Coop | 15 More Awesome Chicken Coop Ideas and Designs | Cheap and Easy DIY Projects For Your Homestead by Pioneer Settler at http://pioneersettler.com/15-awesome-chicken-coop-ideas-designs/

37 Chicken Coop Designs and Ideas [2nd Edition]

Easy Homemade Chicken Coop | 15 More Awesome Chicken Coop Ideas and Designs | Cheap and Easy DIY Projects For Your Homestead by Pioneer Settler at http://pioneersettler.com/15-awesome-chicken-coop-ideas-designs/

Busy Silver leghorn hens laying in the spring. I like to call this picture "Chick Tac Toe"

Busy Silver leghorn hens laying in the spring. I like to call this picture "Chick Tac Toe"

very interesting.  its not fair that this animal is made to be born to be killed for food when something else can be eaten.  just because we can doesn't mean we should.

very interesting. its not fair that this animal is made to be born to be killed for food when something else can be eaten. just because we can doesn't mean we should.