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Has anyone built coops from "Building Chicken Coops for Dummies"?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kiwiegg, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. kiwiegg

    kiwiegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm about to fork out $20 for a copy but would'nt mind hearing some honest BYC feedback. Cheers.
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I bought the book and have yet to use it--out of laziness and lack of funds for materials:) DH just built me a bunch of indoor pens and runs-so next Spring I plan on cracking the book open and pick one to make ALL BY MYSELF [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. kiwiegg

    kiwiegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi -thanks for thr reply - are the plans pretty detailed...I'm useless without detail!
     
  4. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    It required so much reading that I didn't have the time or energy left to build anything.
     
  5. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
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    I did not like the book, if you wanted to see how you liked it you could see if your library has a copy.
     
  6. countrychix

    countrychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too would see if your local library had it before purchasing it, but if you feel the need to buy the book, check out Amazon.com where they can be purchased for less than $20 and there are some good reviews too.
     
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:detailed up the ying yang!!
     
  8. cluckin tractor

    cluckin tractor Chillin' With My Peeps

    the book is okay in other areas but i have a collection of poultry books for refence if i'm unshure
     
  9. kiwiegg

    kiwiegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. I have pretty much borrowed every chick book from our library over the past year - most of them have hand sketches of coops with basic dimensions. Maybe it's just me but it seems strange that it is so hard to find quality detailed plans out there (aside from those flashy web-ads that take 5 minutes to scroll down and are filled with...but wait, there's more!.. nonsense. I'm off to Barnes and Noble this morning to check out dummies book. Cheers!
     
  10. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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