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Building Chicken Coops: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-224

Building Chicken Coops: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-224

by Gail Damerow


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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580172738
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 01/12/1999
Series: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 936,499
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.13(d)

About the Author

Gail Damerow has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural know-how in more than a dozen books, including What’s Killing My Chickens? and the best-selling Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, The Chicken Encyclopedia, The Chicken Health Handbook, and Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks. Damerow is a contributor to Chickens and Hobby Farms magazines and a regular blogger for Cackle Hatchery. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, where they operate a family farm with poultry and dairy goats, a sizable garden, and a small orchard. Visit her online at

Table of Contents


Twelve Tips for a Successful Coop Design

Planning for Easy Access

Space Requirements

Providing Adequate Ventilation

Temperature Control

Choosing the Right Flooring

Putting Down Bedding

Installing Roosts

Nests and Nest Boxes

Choosing and Siting a Feeder

Choosing and Siting a Water Source

Tips and Advice for Keeping Chickens in Cages

Offering Access to a Yard

Raising Chickens Free on the Range


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