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Wednesday, May 23 2018 08:05

Pinterest Worthy Chicken Coops: Turn Your Brood’s Coop into a Castle

Just because your chickens live in a coop doesn’t mean they – and more likely – you, can’t appreciate a few touch ups. Backyard chicken keeping expert Lisa Steele has been sprucing up her coop creating Pinterest-worthy DIY touches you’ll want to copy for your own feathered friends’ humble adobe. Her books (available through Amazon - an affiliate of The Rock Father™ Magazine) and website have been a constant source of inspiration for flock masters everywhere, and this fall that library grows with the release of 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks, due out in September. Here's just a few ideas for a Pinterest-worthy coop...

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From wallpaper to wooden signs, chandeliers to a fresh coat of chicken safe paint, Steele offers up creative, pin-able décor for the posh flock. These looks will be sure to bring a smile to your face every time you visit the coop. You can find all Steele’s great sprucing ideas on her blog at Fresh Eggs Daily®  along with her advice for everything related to backyard chicken keeping.

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Steele’s Books:

  • Let’s Hatch Chicks – In this sweet child’s book, Steele introduces the joys and responsibilities of raising chicks through the eyes of Violet, an expectant hen.
  • Fresh Eggs Daily -  This authoritative, accessible guide tells you everything you need to know to join the latest movement in urban chicken raising for eggs and companionship. You’ll learn the basics of coops, nesting boxes, runs, feed, and natural health care with time-tested remedies.
  • Duck Eggs Daily - An entertaining, indispensable how-to-book on raising ducks. Steele also provides advice for blending ducks into an existing chicken flock and cooking with duck eggs.
  • Gardening with Chickens – Steele helps you plan and grow your own garden with healthy, pesticide-free herbs, fruits and veggies to share with your family and your feathered friends. In this easy to read guide, Steele walks you through the basics of chickens and composting, shows you how to make coop window boxes and lets you know what plants to avoid with chickens.

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Lisa Steele isn’t a newcomer to raising chickens. She’s a proud 5th generation chicken keeper! Growing up across the street from her grandparents’ farm, she was raised seeing them care for their own chickens, using the meat and eggs in the family’s diner. Steele left her farming roots for a while, going to college, working on Wall Street, moving with her Navy husband. Eventually, she ended up back on a small farm where she reignited her own passion for raising her chickens and ducks and helped others do the same. She quickly became recognized as an eggs-cellent source of information and inspiration for the resurging chicken keeping movement.