- Title: Art of the Chicken Coop: A Fun and Essential Guide to Housing Your Peeps
- Author: Chris Gleason
- ISBN: 9781565235427
- Page: 441
- Format: Paperback
Keeping chickens even for city dwellers is a trend that just keeps on growing With this book, today s modern farmer will find plans and construction techniques for making seven different chicken coops, fun chicken facts, and recipes for eggs Experienced farmer, woodworker, and author Chris Gleason s hip eye for design, combined with sound woodworking techniques make theKeeping chickens even for city dwellers is a trend that just keeps on growing With this book, today s modern farmer will find plans and construction techniques for making seven different chicken coops, fun chicken facts, and recipes for eggs Experienced farmer, woodworker, and author Chris Gleason s hip eye for design, combined with sound woodworking techniques make the coops both attractive and sturdy Practical information such as how to properly size a coop and how to source reclaimed materials is included Don t miss the authors tour de coop where he visits coops from other backyard farmers to find out why they keep chickens and what lessons they have to share with others interested in doing so.
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Now, don't get me wrong, this book is FULL of amazingly artistic and downright PRETTY chicken coops but I don't think the subtitle aught to include the word "essential" because these chicken coops are hardly practical. They'd work for a few pet hens, maybe. They're not exactly built with the chickens in mind, but for humans to show off and feel good about. I have a lot of mixed feelings, personally, about people who keep chickens purely as pets, but the main thing is that they aught to be functi [...]
An okay book. Better for people who want to build stand alone runs/houses. I have to build a movable one for my yard so these designs aren't helpful. They did have one movable hen house but no movable hen house + run. We don't have a fenced in yard so we need a secure but movable unit. Also, the designs they give aren't that inspirational or cool. The best part of the book was the highlights of chicken owners and their own coops which were way cooler and more inspirational than the designs the b [...]
Creative and well-organized book for those looking to make their own coop. We were looking for a design that allowed our chickens to roam around, included sunny and shady areas, and (MOST importantly) secured the ladies from predators. The self-contained coops highlighted in this book were just what we were looking for after a *tragic* incident involving our four ladies (RIP: Beauty, Henny Penny, Butterscotch, and Peanut Butter). Last, I admit to being a form over function kind of backyard farme [...]
Really neat book and the designs are great! a little too fancy for me but I liked how the coops themselves were different and there were many options. I didn't read much about insulating though, and that concerned me a bit. it has been in the negative temperatures this week, and I wouldn't want to build a neat coop only to have my chickens all freeze to death in their 'pretty' house.
Lovely pictures of fun and arty chicken coops. Includes materials lists and instructions for 7 coops. Nice.
Loudly clear directions and plans for various sized chicken coops
Good instructions for a variety of coop designs, but probably nothing I'd use. I'd use NW Edible Life's sand-box/deep litter coop. Some cute paint ideas, though.
More and more people are discovering the joy of gardening in their back yards. Even in a small yard, You can find enough space to enjoy fresh vegetables. Just one tomatoe plant can provide fresh tomatoes all summer long. Well now with the help of this book, you can add the joy of having fresh eggs to your table. I used to raise chickens and I loved having fresh eggs. They seem to taste so much better than store bought. Besides, you know what goes into their production and your chickens are not s [...]
When my hubby M and I first contemplated getting chickens we scoured the internet for coop designs and ideas. This book would have been a great thing for us a couple of years ago! This was a fun book, filled with great designs, concepts, ideas, chicken facts, recipes and tidbits of fun info.For someone looking at getting chickens and need help with a coop design this is definitely a book you should check out! Now, a lot of the plans aren’t designed for cold weather which was something we had t [...]
This would be a great book for people who are thinking of a small flock (under six chickens). However, we're needing a coop for 25+ birds for which none of the designs would be appropriate. That being said, there were quite a few ideas that I could adapt to use in a coop within our barn as well as for the outdoor run. Appreciated the dimensions of wood size for nesting boxes, roosts, and outdoor runs. Enjoyed reading the profiles of people who are raising chickens, the recipes, and interesting f [...]
I enjoyed skimming through the plans for chicken coops in this book. There are very detailed instructions with photos as well as lists of materials needed. The author includes information on square footage per hen and gives the approximate number of layers that will fit in each coop design.Personally, I would most likely do something similar to the Chicken Condo as it has the smallest yard footprint and will house the right amount of chickens for our needs.
Chickens need a coop, and what better way to show your love than building one? In The Art of the Chicken Coop, seven unique coops are presented with detailed building instructions, along with an additional gallery for more inspiration for your ideal coop. With additional information from other chicken owners, the lessons to creating a place for your chickens starts here.Full review at booksyarnink/2011.
This book offered lots of step by step ideas for chicken coops and their setup, as well as helpful information about what you should have in your coop and why. I was mostly just looking for ideas for a shed to coop conversion, so I definitely got some good ideas. The photos of different coop designs were really fun to look at too.
the coops they feature in this book are all very cute, clever and adorable. I love that they not only show you their cute, clever and adorable coops but the supplies you would need to one. And I also enjoyed the bios of the chicken "farmers".
The author gives lots of step by step instructions with his designs. My only complaint is that there weren't that many designs to chose from and there weren't many pictures of the insides of these coops. A little light-weight all in all.
What a fun book to read. I love the pictures and decorations that are used on the chicken coops. I have not made any of these coops yet so i will update when I do BUT I recomend this book for everyone who loves raising chickens.
Very pretty, somewhat repetitive, but ingenious designs throughout. I like his reuse philosophy.
I liked that it had options for different sizes of flocks, but I do wish it had included a chicken tractor.
Great book with really cute ideas. The plans are very step-by-step, total DIY project. Nice tips on breeds of chickens, even a few recipes tossed in. Loved it!
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