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Source:  Fresh Eggs Daily

March 31, 2018 (San Diego) -- 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.

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 www.fresheggsdaily.com along with her advice for everything related to backyard chicken keeping.

Steele’s blog, website, TV show and books are the inspiration for flock masters everywhere. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for her upcoming book, 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks, due out in September.

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.

More about Lisa Steele and Fresh Eggs Daily:

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.

For more about Lisa go to www.fresheggsdaily.com.

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I recall as a youngster when we had free range chickens. They either roosted in the coop, or more often in the trees. These were our pets, as well as egg producers. The excrement was used as fertilizer in our large garden and as the hens aged out, they became dinner. The circle of life...