DIY chicken tunnel system makes chickens do the gardening

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Raising chickens in your backyard? Here’s one garden idea that will make you AND your chickens happier!

Moveable Chicken Tunnel

Chickens can do a lot more than just produce fresh eggs for us. They till and fertilize soil, and they love to eat weeds, snails, bugs, and other critters that trespass our gardens.

By making a movable chicken tunnel, chooks become effective helpers around the garden since you can direct them to areas that need to be taken cared of. You’ll be amazed with how much work they can do! :)

Love it? Your chickens will love it, too! With a chicken tunnel, your chooks are basically free range. They can run all they want without you having to supervise them or worry about predators if any!

You’re happy, the chickens are happy — what’s not to love?

Do you need a movable chicken tunnel in your yard?

You’ll need these materials:

  • 4′ Wire Fencing
  • 1″ thick Wood Slats
  • Bungee Cords / Zip Ties
  • Wood Screws

And these tools:

  • Wire Cutter
  • Saw
  • Drill

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Thanks to The Backyard Farming Connection for this great idea. You can get step-by-step instructions here



  1. A “chunnel” is a great, safe, easy way to get chickens from the coop to a ranging site. Throw a tarp over it at intervals so the birds can hide and feel safe in case an airborn predator swoops down to investigate.