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DIY Chicken Keeping from Fresh Eggs Daily

40+ Projects for the Coop, Run, Brooder, and More!

Lisa Steele



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Quarry Books
03 February 2020
Build a better life for your chickens! Join Lisa Steele, chicken keeper extraordinaire and founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, to learn how to build just about everything you might need for your coop, run, or farmhouse kitchen. Whether you're a DIY novice looking for an easy win or a more experienced builder looking for chicken-specific projects, you've come to the right place! The chapters are packed with a variety of ideas, covering every skill level:

The Basics: Lisa will tell you what tools you absolutely need, the ins and outs of pallets, and a few special skills, like how to transfer lettered designs to wood. Quick and Easy Projects: Get started with projects that take minutes or hours, not days! From a decorative cutting board coop sign and paned window coop mirror to more functional projects like a clothespin herb drying rack and dropping board, you're sure to find the right starter project. Handy Projects: Ready to take on a slightly more challenging build? Try the removable coop ladder roost, boot tree stand, feed dolly, chick-sized jungle gym, or chicken-proof herb garden. Pallet Projects: Whats better than DIY projects? DIY projects made from free wood! Use pallets in all forms (whole, partial, and boards) for the projects in this chapter. Make a coop tool holder, chick roosting bar, swinging bench, feeding station, coop shutters, compost bin, and so much more. Weekend Projects: More time doesn't necessarily mean frustrating or too difficult. The ambitious, yet easy-to-follow, projects in this chapter include a sliding barn coop door, a-frame integration pen, and a roadside egg stand.

No matter what you need for the coop-or what your chickens might want you to build first!

-you're sure to have fun as you create a coop and run that's the envy of your neighbors flock.
Imprint:   Quarry Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 203mm, 
ISBN:   9780760366448
ISBN 10:   0760366446
Pages:   160
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
INTRODUCTION 1. THE BASICS Hammer Drill Saw Sandpaper/Hand Sander Paintbrushes Putting Together a Toolbox Safety Warnings 2. QUICK & E ASY PROJECTS Cutting Board Coop Sign Mason Jar Grit/Calcium Dispenser Removable Dropping Board Chair Nesting Area Small Footprint Countertop Egg Holder Dippy Eggs and Toast Breakfast Tray Reusable Chalkboard Hatch Countdown Calendar Dowel Coop Organizer for Tools Clothespin Herb Drying Rack Chicken Treat Bar Paned Window Coop Mirror Board Swing Bath Board 3. HANDY PROJECTS Removable Coop Roosting Ladder Chicken-Proof Herb Garden with Hinged Window Sliding Barn Coop Door Boot Tree Stand Hinged Coop/Run Seat Feed Dolly Chick Jungle Gym 4. PALLET PROJECTS Pallet Tool Holder Pallet Hawk Shelter Swinging Bench Chicken Salad Bar Chick Roosting Bar Hanging Flower Boxes for Run Compost Bins with Hinged Front Boot Cleaning Station Pallet Feeding Station Tiered Herb Garden with Mason Jars and Chalkboard Signs Garden Fencing Pair of Coop Shutters from Pallets: Three Styles Step Stool 5. WEEKEND PROJECTS Deluxe Brooder Box with Heat Lamp Attachment Swinging Screen Door for Run A-frame Integration Pen/Chick Tractor Wood and Wire Egg Basket Roadside Egg Stand Predator-Proof Window Frames Nesting Boxes Converting a Garden Shed, Outbuilding, or Playhouse into a Coop RESOURCES METRIC CONVERSION GUIDE ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ABOUT THE AUTHOR INDEX

Lisa Steele is a fifth-generation chicken keeper who has been around chickens most of her life, so it's no surprise she has made her name raising her own backyard flock and sharing her farming adventures. Lisa is also an aspiring herbalist and avid gardener who shares tips and advice on both her award-winning Fresh Eggs Daily blog and Facebook page of the same name. She holds a Maine Master Gardener certification and her popular website has been named one of Better Homes & Gardens Top Ten Gardening Blogs. A regular contributor to such publications as Hobby Farm and Chickens magazine, as well as and, Lisa has become the most trusted voice in natural chicken keeping. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on NPR, and has appeared on PBS and the Hallmark Home and Family show. She is currently hosting her own chicken lifestyle television show Welcome to my Farm on Maines NBC affiliate News Center Maine. She is the author of Lets Hatch Chicks!, Gardening with Chickens, Fresh Eggs Daily, and Duck Eggs Daily, and tours the country speaking and signing books at the Mother Earth News and Country Living fairs. Lisa lives on a small farm outside of Bangor, Maine, with her mixed flock of chickens, ducks, and geese as well as a corgi and barn cat.

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