Whether you want to provide a snug place for a family of chicks to nest, or make sure they have enough to eat, these unique projects fill the bill.
From the choice of materials to the intricacies of woodworking to the final decorations, here’s everything you need to know. Detailed instructions and the numerous step-by-step illustrations on nearly every page make the process brilliantly clear.
Start with a useful overview of materials, tools, and techniques, such as how to attach a box to a tree or stand, make joints, and square the wood. Then you are ready to begin. Try building a variety of nesting boxes, a suspended in-the-air bird table; a wall-mounted feeding trait, a birdbath, a duck barrel, and a charming dovecote.
You’ll even get the lowdown on fashioning decoys, constructing hutches, attracting small animals such as hedgehogs, badgers, and rabbits, and choosing the feeder best suited to your surroundings. Robins, bluebirds, cardinals, and more will soon be welcome visitors to your very own backyard.