INTRODUCTION

WHY DIY?

I have been wanting to write this book for years. Ideas for all kinds of fun, practical, unique projects that make my chicken-keeping life easier and more enjoyable are always swirling around in my head. Some tried-and-true winners started to come into focus while working on my last book, 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks. However, that book is all about quick and easy. Plus, I realized I had so many ideas that they could make up their own book—and here it is! An entire book of building projects for chickens and the people who love them.

I caught the building bug when I was a little girl sitting on the floor by my dad’s work bench, watching him complete various projects for around the house and our farm. I remember my dad would ...

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