DIY Free-Range Shelters & Feeding Stations

jolenesdad

Chickens, Geese and... Quail?
Project Manager
Premium Feather Member
5 Years
Apr 12, 2015
3,043
12,440
612
Montgomery, TX
I’ve been trying to come up with ideas for free-range shelters for my flock. I’d like to find things for predation shelter while free ranging and also feed stations to provide shaded areas and feed my meat birds away from the coop to encourage even more movement. Added bonus of more enrichment opportunities.

I found these examples online, and then thought my chicken keeping friends here probably have the best ideas. What have YOU made to help protect your flock?

What would you have concerns about making these types of shelters? I’d love for them to be moveable to avoid large bare areas.

31915162-2D6F-4906-84FF-3E1E0C33C381.jpeg


BD65B160-7BD9-47FB-97C9-7F121D7348DC.jpeg


921E6922-9D05-4B42-A09F-933AE59334EF.jpeg


5956B9FA-ED36-43B8-A07C-F86BC3D05289.png
 

Alaskan

The Frosted Flake
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
Jul 26, 2008
31,248
58,785
1,302
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
My Coop
I would just put out a plastic table or whatever for them to hide under...

As to feeders... a big trashcan feeder with pvc ports installed works great. Mine keeps the feed dry (but my rain never blows sideways)
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom