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Chicken DIY

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The popularity of egg-laying chickens is on the rise. Sustainable and fun, raising chickens is one of the most interesting and rewarding backyard hobbies you can find. In Chicken DIY, aspiring chicken farmers will find creative plans and easy-to-follow construction tips for making a safe and healthy environment for their fine-feathered friends. Veteran farmers and poultry enthusiasts Samantha and Daniel Johnson provide complete and easy-to-follow instructions for 20 essential projects, from coops and feeders to runs, ramps, roosts, and incubators. Clear step-by-step color photographs guide the reader through each hands-on project. Inside Chicken DIY How to prepare and build a safe and healthy environment for your backyard flock 20 hands-on projects for chicken coops, roosts, runs, ramps, feeders, waterers, nest boxes, egg incubators, and more Clear step-by-step color photographs Overview of the basic tools and skills needed to complete each project Complete, thorough, and easy-to-follow instructions "Why DIY?" section explains the positive benefits and satisfaction of building things yourself Bonus chapter takes a fascinating look at the history of chicken-keeping and DIY chicken projects through history

Details

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Pages 192
Publish Date 2018-01-16
Size 8.5" x 11.0" x 0.44"
Author Samantha Johnson

Reviews

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Library Journal
Library Journal Starred Review on MARCH 15, 2018 | Crafts and Diy There's more to raising chickens than just providing a coop, and this well-rounded book focuses on simple DIY projects that anyone can do. Author Samantha and her brother Daniel, who provides the photos, both have farming and animal husbandry experience and similar books to their credit (e.g., How To Raise Rabbits). The projects here are very well organized, each accompanied by a list of materials and step-by-step instructions with great photos, rated by difficulty and time. A chicken tractor, nesting boxes, roosts, and other needed accessories, are also featured, with egg cooking recipes a nice addition. VERDICT An excellent book with great projects that will appeal to everyone from teens to adults, especially those involved with 4-H or Future Farmers of America. Highly recommended.
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Midwest Book Review
Midwest Book Review: Samantha Johnson and her brother, Daniel, have collaborated on a number of rural-living guidebooks, including "How to Raise Rabbits" and "Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping". Both Samantha and Daniel are 4-H alumni and live on the family farm, Fox Hill Farm, in far northern Wisconsin. In "Chicken DIY: 20 Fun-to-Make Projects for Happy and Healthy Chickens" they focus on providing twenty of do-it-yourself projects for building chicken coops for the hobbyist. In "Chicken DIY", aspiring chicken farmers will find creative plans and easy-to-follow construction tips for making a safe and healthy environment for their fine-feathered friends. Veteran farmers and poultry enthusiasts Samantha and Daniel provide complete and easy-to-follow instructions for 20 essential projects, ranging from coops and feeders, to runs, ramps, roosts, incubators, and more. Clear step-by-step color photographs guide the reader through each hands-on project. "Chicken DIY" provides an informative overview of the basic tools and skills needed to complete each project. Of special note is the section explaining the positive benefits and satisfaction of building things yourself. Bonus chapter takes a fascinating look at the history of chicken-keeping. Sustainable and fun, raising chickens is one of the most interesting and rewarding backyard hobbies suitable for urban, suburban, and rural settings. While very highly recommended, especially for community library DIY collections, it should be noted that "Chicken DIY" is also available in a digital book format.

About the Author

Samantha Johnson (Phelps, Wisconsin) and her brother, Daniel, have collaborated on a number of rural-living guidebooks, including How to Raise Rabbits and Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping. Both are 4-H alumni and live on the family farm, Fox Hill Farm, in far northern Wisconsin. Samantha is a certified horse show judge and raises purebred Welsh Mountain ponies and Dutch, Holland Lop, and Netherland Dwarf rabbits.Daniel Johnson is a professional photographer who specializes in imagery of farm life. He is the author of the 4-H Guide to Digital Photography and the coauthor of The Field Guide to Horses. He lives on a family-owned horse farm in Phelps, Wisconsin, called Fox Hill Farm (www.foxhillphoto.com).

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