So you can let them out and get them in anytime you want. Or call them to safety when predators lurk. Or when you have new pullets free ranging with old flock, and need to get each flock to its own coop.
Cedar A-frame Squash support. Good idea for squash, cucumber, melons and other vining crops. One pinned says: "Trellising vines increases air circulation to minimize disease problems. Keeps vines and fruits off soil for a cleaner, better harvest.
The backyard chickens movement towards self-reliance and sustainability is sweeping the nation. If you have been considering joining in and raising a small flock of your own, you will need to know the basics of chicken keeping and what they need to be hap