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10 Ways To Upgrade Your Chicken Coop

6. Chicken Run

PVC Chicken Run

No coop is complete without a custom chicken run. (Get the instructions at Loomis Living)

7. Make a Chicken Nipple Waterer Using a Plastic Bucket

Chicken Nipple Waterer

Simple efficient system that waters multiple birds and keeps the water clean. (Get the instructions at Peak Prosperity)

8. Chicken Nesting Box

Chicken Nesting Box

Build your own nesting box for your chicken coop to give your chickens a safe and secure place to lay their eggs. (Get the instructions at RemoveandReplace)

9. Put a Mirror in the Coop

Put a Mirror in the Coop

Chickens love to look at themselves! (via Out of Eden)

10. Cucumber Tetherball As A Boredom Buster

Cucumber Tetherball As A Boredom Buster

Hang a cucumber or squash in the coop to feed and entertain your chickens. (More details at The Chicken Chick)

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8 thoughts on “10 Ways To Upgrade Your Chicken Coop”

  1. Great article! We just got chickens a couple weeks ago, and some of these ideas look like a lot of fun! Thanks!

    1. I have done a few of these ideas, my 11 hens love all I have tried
      I plan on putting a swing in thier coop this fall or next spring

  2. Great ideas! My chicks would LOVE the cucumber tether! The poop hammock. I must say, is brilliant! Keeping the coop floor clean is one of my main obsessions 😂.


  3. I tried the chicken swing. It was hilarious watching them try to get on it. They kept missing it. Absolutely worth it.

  4. Have everything but the poop hammock. My coop is too small for that. I must say the mirror and the “jungle gym” roost are their favorite things. I also have various length pieces of a large log around the pen. They’re another favorite spot for the girls to jump up on and sit and roost.

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