Chicken DIY

Chicken DIY - Fun-to-Build Projects for Happy and Healthy Chickens

Chicken DIY

For the DIY crowd, raising chickens is a cost-saving activity that's not only sustainable, it is fun too! But providing the proper environment for backyard chickens is a critical component of this eco-friendly hobby, and it takes careful thought and consideration.
Farmer and author Samantha Johnson takes a practical approach when it comes to building environments for her chickens. "Chickens are generally easy to care for and inexpensive to keep," she says. "The required infrastructure for a flock of chickens—housing, fencing, and feeding/watering equipment—is minimal and well within the reach of a DIYer who would like the satisfaction of building these items for him- or herself." 

Johnson has laid the essential groundwork for building cost-saving projects for chickens. Her new book, which she partnered on with her brother Daniel Johnson, is called Chicken DIY: 20 Fun-to-Make Projects for Happy and Healthy Chickens (CompanionHouse Books, January 2018). 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.

Samantha Johnson and her brother, Daniel Johnson, 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.

Publication Date: January 2018: Pre-Order Now

Tuesday, November 14, 2017