Nifty·Posted on Feb 15, 201928 Cheap And Clever DIYs For Anyone Who Raises ChickensYou'll rule the roost with these DIY treats and boredom busters.by Peggy WangBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink etsy.com / dessertsforbreakfast.com 1. On a hot day, freeze chicken treats in a block of ice. It'll keep 'em happy for hours. fresheggsdaily.com 2. Turn your chickens into musical geniuses by mounting a toy xylophone. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF youtube.com Or put some cracked corn on a mini toy piano and watch 'em go to town. 3. Build a mess-free chicken feeder with a plastic bucket. instructables.com Your chickens will be like, "Whatever is this palace?" in a British accent. Get the instructions here. 4. Make your own chicken egg incubator for under $20, using a styrofoam crate and a light bulb. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @mahomedy13 Get the full instructions on how to DIY your own chicken egg incubator here. 5. Keep your chickens healthy with this all-natural, immune-boosting blend that will keep parasites away. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @pamperedchickenmama 6. Hang a pumpkin for your chickens to peck at. Pampered Chicken Mama / thefrugalchicken.com Get full instructions on how to create the hanging pumpkin party ball. 7. Make a chicken "flock block" that they'll go nuts for. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @egglamorada They don't call it chicken crack for nothing. Get the ingredients for your own flock block here. 8. Repurpose a rabbit/guinea pig hay ball to create a hanging treat. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @boredknitter Fill 'em up with their favorite veggies or fruit. 9. Use an old wine bottle as a grit feeder. fresheggsdaily.com Get the instructions here. 10. Use some strong tree branches to supplement your chicken gym. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @nixneal 11. Put a mirror in the run. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @peggraham Chickens are vain just like us! It'll keep them entertained for hours. 12. Drill some holes into plastic water bottles filled with corn. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @farmhouse64 Costs barely anything, and they'll be peckin,' peckin' away. 13. Water + vinegar + lemongrass essential oil in a spray bottle is your ultimate DIY chicken coop cleaner and deodorizing spray. stockupexpress.com, jarmazingproducts.com, amazon.com Here's the DIY chicken coop cleaner formula. 14. Make a healthy salad necklace/garland. Lisa Steele / fresheggsdaily.com They actually double as holiday decorations. 15. Freeze corn (or chopped berries) for a yummy summer treat. reddit.com / Via pinterest.com 16. This DIY no-waste feeder cost less than $25 and took less than 20 minutes to put together. blog.mypetchicken.com Get the full instructions at My Pet Chicken. 17. Keep your chickens cool in the summer by leaving out an ice-filled wading bath for them. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @backyardpoultrymag 18. Make an A-frame cover for your chickens' water cooler so that 💩 doesn't get in their water. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @backyardpoultrymag No one likes drinkin' poop bits, not even chickens. 19. Use an old tent and bring your hens inside when the winter gets too rough. reddit.com This Reddit user keeps the tent in the garage. 20. Use colored zip ties if you need to tell your chickens apart. ebay.com 21. Use sturdy nylon rope and a log to DIY a chicken swing. youtube.com Watch it in action. 22. Throw in a rotting tree stump for an easy DIY chicken perch. Narapornm / Getty Images 23. Fill empty kitty litter buckets or ice buckets with pine shavings to create nest boxes. muranochickenfarm.com Get the instructions from Murano Chicken Farm. 24. Get a feeder off the ground by using a vinyl gutter segment and cement blocks. backyardchickens.com 25. A metal grate + cable ties acts as a DIY chicken feeder. etsy.com You can also purchase this one from Etsy for $18. 26. Know what chicken-friendly plants you can grow alongside your chickens. dessertsforbreakfast.com Plants like cabbage and basil will improve your flock and help your chickens get the vitamins they need. Get a full list of chicken-friendly plants. 27. Make a really inexpensive swinging treat holder. florassippigirl.blogspot.com You can also watch how to make this on Florassippi Girl's YouTube channel. 28. Make a fodder system using cheap plastic bins from Target. pinterest.com Instructions from the Pin: "Fodder system... This is a great idea. Buy three sets of 3-drawer storage bins from Target $8.99 each = $24. Drill holes in the bottom of all drawers except very bottom (3 inch spacing). Mark each drawer 1/2 inch from the bottom. This is the max fill line for seed. Water top once to twice daily and let water run down through the rest. Empty lower drawer before watering again. Start one drawer each day to have a new flat of fodder every day." What do you do to keep your chickens happy and healthy? Tell us in the comments!