Chicken Coops: 45 Building Ideas for Housing Your Flock [NOOK Book]

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Easy-to-care-for, productive, inexpensive, and full of personality, chickens are popping up in backyards throughout the country—in the suburbs, rural towns, and even on city plots. All it takes to keep a small flock is a bit of land and a properly designed coop.

Just like houses, chicken coops come in all sizes and styles to meet the needs of any chicken family. Author Judy Pangman has combed the country identifying the top chicken coop designs, from utilitarian to high-style. ...

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Chicken Coops: 45 Building Ideas for Housing Your Flock

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Overview

Easy-to-care-for, productive, inexpensive, and full of personality, chickens are popping up in backyards throughout the country—in the suburbs, rural towns, and even on city plots. All it takes to keep a small flock is a bit of land and a properly designed coop.

Just like houses, chicken coops come in all sizes and styles to meet the needs of any chicken family. Author Judy Pangman has combed the country identifying the top chicken coop designs, from utilitarian to high-style. The result is this ultimate collection of 45 building plans that are sure to meet the needs of any chicken owner.

The featured designs include basic easy-to assemble hoop houses, A-frames, and multi-storied wooden structures, as well as larger models for small commercial farms. There are also a variety of moveable coops that can be rotated around the yard, and low-budget coops constructed from found and repurposed materials.

Pangman shares inspirational and instructive stories about the participating coop designers/ builders. Enthusiastic communities of chicken-keepers have organized chicken tours in cities such as Seattle, highlighting the fun and fantastic imagination of some coop architect/builders. There are designs echoing the house styles of the neighborhood, as well as the most contemporary trends in architecture. Building a chicken coop offers a great outlet for any would-be architect who wants to stick to the miniature, scaled-down building!

A 16-page color section shows detailed photos of many of the featured coop plans, as well as some amazing kits and one-of-a-kind coops built from recyclables.

With its comprehensive building plans and chicken-laden stories, Chicken Coops is sure to inspire a sunny-side-up, no-yolks-barred attitude in all chicken owners who dream of building a bigger, better coop to house their flock.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603421829
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 2/28/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 395,641
  • File size: 18 MB
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Meet the Author

Judy Pangman and her husband, Frank Johnson, raise their two sons and grass-fed beef, pork, and eggs on their 200-acre farm in upstate New York. They are committed to sustainable agriculture, raising their animals naturally and cruelty-free and promoting a safe and healthy local food system. .
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Providing Shelter: The Basics

Chick Brooders 1
Brooder Basics 2
Feed and Water 3
Temperature 4
Ventilation . 4
Predator Protection 4
Chicken Coops 5
Feed and Water 5
Ventilation 6
Roosts 6
Nest Boxes 6
Predator Protection 6
Things to Consider When Designing Your Coop 7

Part 2 Coops for the City

Setting Hen Hut 10
San Miguel Coop 12
Bo & Friends Coop 16
Cézanne’s Garden Coop 19
Sun Coop 23
Megan’s Coop 27
Cottonwood School Coop 30
Oakhurst Community Garden Coop 33
Cordwood Chicken House 36
Little Red Henhouse 40
Seattle Tilth City Chicken Tour 43
Hi-Rise Coop 44
Poulet Chalet 47
The Cat House 51
Shake Your Tail Feathers Coop 55
Toolshed Henhouse 57
Starclucks Coop 61
Kids’ Garden Coop 65
Chicks ’n the ’Hood Coop 68
Mad City Chickens Tour 69

Part 3 Coops for Small Farms

Truck Cap Coop 74
Egg-loo 76
Beck-Chenoweth Broiler Skid 78
Caretaker Farm 80
Chicken Prairie Schooner 81
Sap Bush Hollow Farm 84
Sap Bush Broiler & Turkey Hoop 85
Sap Bush Turkey Roost 88
Sap Bush Chicken RV 90
Sap Bush Eggmobile 92
Sap Bush Brooder House 95
Our Farm CSA 98
Our Farm Broiler Pen 99
Soup Coop 101
A-Frame Henhouse 103
Chicken Greenhouse 105
Shiloh Farm and Retreat 108
Shiloh Mini Hen Retreat. 109
Shiloh Hen Retreat. 112
Shiloh Broiler Retreat. 116
Cotton Trailer Coop. 118
Sweet Tree Farm 122
Sweet Tree Birthday Coop 123
Coop de Grass 126
Winter Coop 129
Polyface Farm 133
Salatin Turkey Coop 134
Salatin Portable Broiler Pen. 136
Salatin Eggmobile 138
Salatin Raken House 141
Salatin Chick Brooder 144
Winter Laying-Hen Hoop House 146
Salatin Feathernet System. 148

Part 4 Cool Coops

Selected Coops 151
Inspiring Coops 156
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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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