Building a Chicken Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by billybob107, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. billybob107

    billybob107 Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone here bought/downloaded the book "Building a Chicken Coop" by Bill Keene. When searching online through yahoo and google, this book keeps coming up and links to this download. Its 29.99, just wondering if anyone here ever tried it and is it worth the $$$. Thanks in advance for ya'lls help!
     
  2. Tecalli

    Tecalli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I unfortunately purchased it when I started to think about getting chickens. I was dissapointed with it and requested my money back (which I did receive). The plans are not very detailed and 99% of the information was the same as I found on the internet for free. There are only three plans offered in extremely small print. I have no experience at all in building and found that the most useful information I got was a how to build a shed book I found at Lowes and the information on BYC and other free internet sits. Good luck with your coop plans, but skip purchasing this book.
     
  3. KMHunter

    KMHunter [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Cr

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    I would be carefull with plans online, I have purchased 3 sets and they are not very detailed. And even though I have contacted the people multiple times, I have not gotten my money back.[​IMG] I can try to send them to you if you want to check them out, I don't have the one you are talkint about, but you can look at these if you want. PM me if you are interested.
     
  4. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. captainmoose

    captainmoose Out Of The Brooder

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    I would never buy any plans on line, I did one time for solar and wind power plans. These were totally useless and could not get my money back. You will find more info on the BYC site and its free.
     
  6. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    check your local library too, they may have a book on building coops.
     
  7. billybob107

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    Quote:Excellent!

    Thanks to all of you! I was about to blow 30 bucks, thanks for not letting me step of that edge...
     
  8. mightieskeeper

    mightieskeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to the library found plans on farm buildings, sheds, and green house. They have books on building, cement, roofing and electrical. These books are free to read. Ryan
     
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