Step 1: Old Stumps & Shrubs
*pictures 2-Rose bushes
Thr girls love to lay under these on hot summer days.
*pictures 3 & 6- wisteria vine
Offers a great shade and can be grown over a trellis, the coop or up a fence.
*pictures 4- plum trees
I placed one of these trees of each side of the coop area, away from the fence.
As these bushes and trees grow they will offer shade and protection to the chickens from hawks. Of course their are tons of things to plant in a chciken section. These plants and trees are just what I had and used.
I also have a few large rocks spread around the section for the chickens to perch on.
Of course we also buy them treats at the farm store.
Step 2: Compost
Step 3: Garden
Point of the story......Once a week I take my ladies over to the large garden to feast on insects and worms. This helps me with pest control and the chickens love it too!
With these little improvements I have noticed a lot happier chickens and regular egg production.
I also saw on here(instructables) a chicken swing!!! I plan on marking that soon to add to their playground.