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Chicken Coops: 45 Building Ideas for Housing Your Flock

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2006

    Highly Anticipated...... Very Disappointing

    I pre-ordered the book to use as a 4H poultry project resource. I have two 4H youth that put off building coops just to see this book for more ideas. There are some very nice plans, if you want to keep a few birds, up to about 6 or 8. If you want to keep more, like many hobbyist's (and my 4H youth) the plans are not very helpful. Some I would not even call a coop, like a plan for 3 barrels stacked together as the housing unit! The plans for flocks over 50 birds are based on production flocks, built on movable bases, or were light, portable 'broiler' frames. Worse yet, one of the larger, 50 bird coops, was built with hay bales! There were not really any feasible plans in the book for a fancier who keeps more than 10 birds. Anyone who keeps more than one breed, and keeps them for breeding purposes will probably be very disappointed with the book. I couldn't even find a plan to modify to fit the needs of my 40 bird flock.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2011

    Do not recommend this at all

    This book may contain plans yet it does contain any instructions on buidling the coop. I cannot believe there is not a book out there that that has simple, simple, simple nice size coop 8 x 8 with complete instructions. It just has photos with very little instruction.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    Dissapointed

    I LOOKED UP CHICKEN POOP AND I GOT THIS FLOWER PRINCESS!!! WHY THE FREAKIN PICKLES AM I EVEN BOTHERING TO EAT A TOILET!?! I HATE CLOAKS!!!~this is from a random person

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 19, 2012

    Very cool, inspirational volume

    I took this book out of the library when we first got chickens and ducks, and while we didn't build any of the coops in it, it is a lovely book and could fuel both designs and dreams. Sure it doesn't have plans for all these things, but many people would adapt the plans to their own methods anyway. I think it is a wonderful book and would like to have my own copy someday.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    "chicken coops" was helpful in getting creative at home

    this book was great in helping me get ideas to create my own coop at home. it presented easy info on egg boxes and where to put feeders and doorways. i suggest taking a peek at it if you're looking at getting a flock; along with the books i recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2007

    great!

    I too am in 4H and thought the book was quiet usefull. I was able to modify the plans to my specifications and thought it to be a great resource.

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