Has anybody bought downloadable plans off the net?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dainironfoot, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. dainironfoot

    dainironfoot Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys, I was just wondering if anyone has bought any of the downloadable plans over the web. I was looking at howtobuildachickencoopplans.com and buildingachickencoop.com. They don't really show good pics of their coops though and $29.95 is a lot to pay if you don't know what your getting. Just wondering if anyone had experience to share.Thanx guys,

    -Tony
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I have downloaded plans that cost 8 bucks, but have not been willing to try the $29.95 plans you've mentioned. Saw 'em advertised, but didn't bite.
     
  3. ELShens

    ELShens Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought plans online from here: http://catawbacoops.com/ they were pretty good. Good descriptions and also had files for Google sketch-up so you could look at them in 3-d. The cut list was setup so that every piece of timber was maximized which would be great if I was better with a measuring tape and a chop saw.[​IMG]

    Good Luck

    Ed
     
  4. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can buy the Premier Building Chicken Coops for Dummies book right here on BYC for only 19.99. I hear the book is really good. Just my 2 cents.
     
  5. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Why spend money?

    Go to your library. They will have books on building garden/storage sheds. Or if they don't they will be able to get 'em for you via interlibrary loan. FREE [​IMG] Not all such books have plans but many do, some of them with exquisitely detailed photography of each and every building step, too.

    JMHO,

    Pat
     

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