Chicken Coops: 45 Building Ideas for Housing Your Flock

Chicken Coops: 45 Building Ideas for Housing Your Flock

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by Judy Pangman
     
 

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Just like houses, chicken coops come in all shapes and sizes. Judy Pangman presents how-to drawings and conceptual plans for 45 coops — from the strictly practical to flights of fancy — guaranteed to meet the needs of every bird owner, however big or small your flock may be. Color photographs and innovative suggestions fill this encouraging guide, while…  See more details below

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Just like houses, chicken coops come in all shapes and sizes. Judy Pangman presents how-to drawings and conceptual plans for 45 coops — from the strictly practical to flights of fancy — guaranteed to meet the needs of every bird owner, however big or small your flock may be. Color photographs and innovative suggestions fill this encouraging guide, while lively anecdotes profile an array of coop builders and their various construction methods. Start building the coop of your chickens’ dreams!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603421829
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
02/28/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
341,010
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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Chicken Coops 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
LadyhawkeJL More than 1 year ago
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.
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lizziewriter More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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