Large photo of chickens in a deep litter run pen.
My chickens waiting to be let out of their deep litter run in the morning.  On the left of the photo is the edge of their coop which has a hatchway that directly connects to the Deep litter run.


Large photo of a Barnevelder hen in the shade of a tree.
Barnevelder hen in the shade of a cherry tree.  It is important that your chickens have access to a shady place, especially in hot weather.



Large photo of chickens walking on boggy ground.
What you don't want is to have your chickens walking around on boggy ground.