Reinventing the Chicken Coop: 14 Original Designs with Step-by-Step Building Instructions

Average User Rating:
5/5,
  • Title:
    Reinventing the Chicken Coop: 14 Original Designs with Step-by-Step Building Instructions
    Author:
    Kevin McElroyMatthew Wolpe
    ISBN:
    1603429808
    Product Price:
    12.33
    Buy URL:
    https://www.amazon.com/Reinventing-Chicken-Coop-Step-Step/dp/1603429808/?tag=backy-20
    Backyard chickens meet contemporary design! Matthew Wolpe and Kevin McElroy give you 14 complete building plans for chicken coops that range from the purely functional to the outrageously fabulous. One has a water-capturing roof; one is a great homage to mid-Modern architecture; and another has a built-in composting system. Some designs are suitable for beginning builders, and some are challenging enough for experts. Step-by-step building plans are accompanied by full-color photographs and detailed construction illustrations.
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Recent User Reviews

  1. Callender Girl
    5/5,
    "Creative ideas for coop building"
    Pros - There are a variety of sizes, style and difficulty levels in this book, along with some basic information on how to do things, i.e., choosing building materials, estimating coop size, using various tools.
    Cons - None
    This book made me feel I could actually BUILD a coop. Early chapters focus on choosing materials and basic construction -- really basic -- such as measuring and marking, cutting notches and making joints, along with information on tool essentials.

    Although I haven't built an entire coop, I have used information from the book to help me modify some of my existing coops.

    It covers space requirements, coop materials, predator protection and has drawing and color photos throughout. Plans are rated by difficulty and range from a two-hen coop to a container coop that will house 20 hens. There are tool and material lists on each of the 14 designs.

    This book is visually wonderful and shows how much creativity can go into coop-making.

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