Living Sustainably

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The 5 gallon chicken nest

In the past, we have made egg laying boxes for our chickens out of 5 gallon pails. Lay the pail on it’s side, and cut 3/4’s of the lid surface away, leaving the ring and about a 3″ lip. Screw two 2″ x 2″ 10″ long rails down the sides at the 5 and 7 o’clock positions (roughly) to keep the bucket from rolling. However, the good folks at Fowl Stuff have made a $16 snap on cover for your bucket that is ideal, and takes the work out of it.


Soap making for beginners

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