These are THE BEST chicken coops I have ever come across.  Built by the Chicken Gardener out of Eugene Oregon, they have an entire range of products, including compost bins, benches, and garden storage; all made from top quality cedar.

These are THE BEST chicken coops I have ever come across. Built by the Chicken Gardener out of Eugene Oregon, they have an entire range of products, including compost bins, benches, and garden storage; all made from top quality cedar.

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Keep digging predators out of your coop by extending the hardware cloth 1 foot at 90 degrees from the bottom.

Keep digging predators out of your coop by extending the hardware cloth 1 foot at 90 degrees from the bottom.

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Which is your favorite chicken?     Best Chicken Breeds: 12 Types of Hens that Lay Lots of Eggs, Make Good Pets, and Fit in Small Yards ► http://amzn.to/15Wdv9F (Great book!)

Which is your favorite chicken? Best Chicken Breeds: 12 Types of Hens that Lay Lots of Eggs, Make Good Pets, and Fit in Small Yards ► http://amzn.to/15Wdv9F (Great book!)

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I want chickens!! Haha this would be so cool. And the kids would LOVE to be able to fetch their own eggs.

I want chickens!! Haha this would be so cool. And the kids would LOVE to be able to fetch their own eggs.

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The best chicken feeder ever - I made it out of PVC from Home Depot.  No mess and a minimal footprint to maximize floor space in the chicken coop.

The best chicken feeder ever - I made it out of PVC from Home Depot. No mess and a minimal footprint to maximize floor space in the chicken coop.

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8 Best Chicken Breeds for Homestead (I'd add Rhode Island Red to this list. We do have a Dominique. They do love the cold weather -- she's always first out of the coop in the morning.)

8 Best Chicken Breeds for Homestead (I'd add Rhode Island Red to this list. We do have a Dominique. They do love the cold weather -- she's always first out of the coop in the morning.)

Protecting a flock against predators is one of the biggest challenges a backyard chicken keeper faces. The best offense is a good defense and knowing the basics of coop security is essential to keeping chickens safe from harm. The following are my best recommendations for predator-proofing chickens based on my experiences.

Protecting a flock against predators is one of the biggest challenges a backyard chicken keeper faces. The best offense is a good defense and knowing the basics of coop security is essential to keeping chickens safe from harm. The following are my best recommendations for predator-proofing chickens based on my experiences.

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Many options are available when you want to update your chicken coop. A lot of chicken coop upgrades you may want to do are really simple and inexpensive.

Many options are available when you want to update your chicken coop. A lot of chicken coop upgrades you may want to do are really simple and inexpensive.

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