Chicken Coop Disinfectant Recipe - orange peels steeped in vinegar for a month, then put in a spray bottle. My all-natural store-bought poultry protector smells like that, no wonder. Making my own would be much less expensive. It is sprayed inside the coop when I clean it to discourage mites, fleas, bugs, etc.
The Buff Orpington breed is a great choice for a backyard chicken - beautiful with a nice personality and winter hardiness. The breed originated in Orpington, Kent, United Kingdom in the late 1800's. There are Black Orpingtons, White Orpingtons, Blue Orpingtons (somewhat rare), and Buff Orpingtons - the Buff color being the most prevalent.
Chicken Run Landscaping - She has some great info, with pictures, of what types of bushes, shrubs and flowers you can plant that are not toxic to chickens AND that they won't eat. ...because apparently, they will eat quite a few plants. She also tells you why these particular plants are beneficial to the chickens.