From chicken coop plans to business plans...
Depending upon where you live, you may be able to start a profitable side business selling premade chicken coops. I recently came across an article about a couple from Oregon who are doing just that:
According to the article, the couple's custom cabinet shop, that they have operated since 1975, was hit hard by the current economic downturn. Instead of giving up, they decided to think outside of the box, and began building and selling chicken tractors, compact greenhouses, compost bins, and raised bed gardening systems.
Their products, and especially their mobile chicken coops, have been a huge hit with their customers. They realized that they were onto something, and recently opened a gardening store. Although the economy is taking its toll on many businesses, it's inspirational to see this couple's business thriving in spite of everything.