DIY Free-Range Shelters & Feeding Stations

jolenesdad

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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.

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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)
 

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