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Keep Rodents out by planting mint around the  coop.  Spearmint, peppermint, wintergreen, even lemon balm all help deter mice.  Sprinkle fresh or dried mint in the coop and nesting boxes year round.

Keep Rodents out by planting mint around the coop. Spearmint, peppermint, wintergreen, even lemon balm all help deter mice. Sprinkle fresh or dried mint in the coop and nesting boxes year round.

Wow, that chicken coop takes up significantly less space than I had imagined. Hmm...tempting. Wonder how many chickens it fits, and what the city ordinances are around here.

Wow, that chicken coop takes up significantly less space than I had imagined. Hmm...tempting. Wonder how many chickens it fits, and what the city ordinances are around here.

Mind Your Dirt Urban Backyard Chicken Costs Pinterest Infographic. The actual costs and profits of raising urban backyard chickens will surprise you! The price of chicken feed and bedding is nowhere near what you can get from the eggs, manure and compost material! Check it out! Also, enjoy this awesome pinterest infographic...

Mind Your Dirt Urban Backyard Chicken Costs Pinterest Infographic. The actual costs and profits of raising urban backyard chickens will surprise you! The price of chicken feed and bedding is nowhere near what you can get from the eggs, manure and compost material! Check it out! Also, enjoy this awesome pinterest infographic...

Knowing which herbs are good for your hens (and why) is critical to raising chickens naturally. Bloggers: Feel free to use this infographic on your site as long as you give credit to FrugalChicken and provide a link to the FrugalChicken website.

Knowing which herbs are good for your hens (and why) is critical to raising chickens naturally. Bloggers: Feel free to use this infographic on your site as long as you give credit to FrugalChicken and provide a link to the FrugalChicken website.