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Chicken Coops: 45 Building Ideas for Housing Your Flock

Chicken Coops: 45 Building Ideas for Housing Your Flock

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 lively anecdotes profile an array of coop builders and their various construction methods. Start building the coop of your chickens’ dreams!

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ISBN-13: 9781580176279
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 07/01/2006
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 503,694
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.50(d)

About 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. .

Table of Contents

Part 1  Providing Shelter: The Basics

Chick Brooders
  Brooder Basics
  Feed and Water
  Predator Protection
Chicken Coops
  Feed and Water
  Nest Boxes
  Predator Protection
Things to Consider When Designing Your Coop

Part 2  Coops for the City
Setting Hen Hut
San Miguel Coop
Bo & Friends Coop
Cézanne’s Garden Coop
Sun Coop
Megan’s Coop
Cottonwood School Coop
Oakhurst Community Garden Coop
Cordwood Chicken House
Little Red Henhouse
Seattle Tilth City Chicken Tour
Hi-Rise Coop
Poulet Chalet
The Cat House
Shake Your Tail Feathers Coop
Toolshed Henhouse
Starclucks Coop
Kids’ Garden Coop
Chicks ’n the ’Hood Coop
Mad City Chickens Tour

Part 3  Coops for Small Farms
Truck Cap Coop
Beck-Chenoweth Broiler Skid
Caretaker Farm
Chicken Prairie Schooner
Sap Bush Hollow Farm
Sap Bush Broiler & Turkey Hoop
Sap Bush Turkey Roost
Sap Bush Chicken RV
Sap Bush Eggmobile
Sap Bush Brooder House
Our Farm CSA
Our Farm Broiler Pen
Soup Coop
A-Frame Henhouse
Chicken Greenhouse
Shiloh Farm and Retreat
Shiloh Mini Hen Retreat
Shiloh Hen Retrea
Shiloh Broiler Retreat
Cotton Trailer Coop
Sweet Tree Farm
Sweet Tree Birthday Coop
Coop de Grass
Winter Coop
Polyface Farm
Salatin Turkey Coop
Salatin Portable Broiler Pen
Salatin Eggmobile
Salatin Raken House
Salatin Chick Brooder
Winter Laying-Hen Hoop House
Salatin Feathernet System

Part 4  Cool Coops
Selected Coops
Inspiring Coops

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