Building Chicken Coops

Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-224
Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 160342346X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 32
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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Building Chicken Coops

Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-224
Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603423465
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 32
View: 9236

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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Build a Pond for Food & Fun

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-19
Author: D. J. Young
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603423176
Category: House & Home
Page: 32
View: 2454

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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Chicken Coops

45 Building Ideas for Housing Your Flock
Author: Judy Pangman
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603421823
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 176
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Just like houses, chicken coops come in all shapes and sizes. Judy Pangman presents how-to drawings and conceptual plans for 45 coops — from the strictly practical to flights of fancy — guaranteed to meet the needs of every bird owner, however big or small your flock may be. Color photographs and innovative suggestions fill this encouraging guide, while lively anecdotes profile an array of coop builders and their various construction methods. Start building the coop of your chickens’ dreams!

Reinventing the Chicken Coop

14 Original Designs with Step-by-Step Building Instructions
Author: Kevin McElroy,Matthew Wolpe
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603428631
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 192
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Build a stylishly modern home for your poultry. Backyard chickens meet contemporary design in this inventive compilation from authors Matthew Wolpe and Kevin McElroy. Reinventing the Chicken Coop presents 14 complete building plans for chicken houses that range from the purely functional to outrageously fabulous, with designs that include water-capturing roofs, built-in composting systems, and modernist architectural details.

Build Your Own Underground Root Cellar

Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-76
Author: Phyllis Hobson
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603424237
Category: House & Home
Page: 32
View: 8626

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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Easy Composters You Can Build

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-139
Author: Nick Noyes
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603422781
Category: House & Home
Page: 32
View: 347

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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Backyard Chickens' Guide to Coops and Tractors

Planning, Building, and Real-Life Advice
Author: Members of Backyard Chickens.com
Publisher: Betterway Home
ISBN: 9781440316968
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 192
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Keeping chickens isn't just for farms! The backyard chicken revolution has coops popping up in neighborhoods all over. Home-raised chickens provide a great source of superior, organic eggs that are as close as your backyard. Chickens also make good pets and provide free fertilizer—and lots of fun. Backyard Chickens Guide offers plans and photos for 16 custom coops built by real chicken owners, (including three portable designs known as tractors). Read their stories and learn from their experiences, then head out to the backyard to start your own flock.

Building Chicken Coops For Dummies


Author: Todd Brock,David Zook,Rob Ludlow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470598964
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 312
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As the popularity of urban homesteading and sustainable living increases, it’s no wonder you’re in need of trusted, practical guidance on how to properly house the chickens you’re planning (or have already begun) to keep. Building Chicken Coops For Dummies gives you the information you need to build the most cost-efficient, safe, and easy-on-the-eye enclosures for your backyard flock. This practical guide gives you easy-to-follow and customizable plans for building the backyard chicken coop that works best for you. You’ll get the basic construction know-how and key information you need to design and build a coop tailored to your flock, whether you live in a small city loft, a suburban backyard, or a small rural farm. Includes detailed material lists, instructions, and schematic plans for building a host of different chicken coops Step-by-step guidance on how to build a coop—or design your own Accessible for every level of reader Whether you’re just beginning to gain an interest in a back-to-basics lifestyle or looking to add more attractive and efficient coops to your current flock‘s digs, Building Chicken Coops For Dummies gives you everything you need to build a winning coop!

Building a Solar-Heated Pit Greenhouse

Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-37
Author: Greg Stone
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 0882662112
Category: House & Home
Page: 32
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A solar-heated pit greenhouse combines the energy-conserving features of the traditional pit greenhouse with newer techniques and materials used in standard heated greenhouses. The result is a simple, inexpensive structure that blends into its environment and needs little or no heat from any source other than the sun. Greg Stone s simple, illustrated, step-by-step instructions show you exactly how to design, site, and build your own solar-heated pit greenhouse from start to finish."

Poultry House Construction


Author: Michael Roberts
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Poultry
Page: 92
View: 2411

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This is a do-it-yourself guide to building poultry houses and allied equipment. It discusses the needs of the various types of fowl, and gives detailed plans and material lists for building coops, nest boxes, runs, arks, folds, a show box and a poultry palace.

DIY Chicken Coops

The Complete Guide to Building Your Own Chicken Coop
Author: John White
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781499768442
Category: Pets
Page: 195
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"The chicken coop plans I got from you were great! They were easy to follow and the coop turned out to be the envy of all of my friends. I love my new hobby. Thanks so much for giving me every thing you promised."David Hess, USA This comprehensive book contains the top ten most popular chicken coop plans for the author's website www.ChickenCoopGuides.com. ChickenCoopGuides.com is one of the most popular sites on the Internet for coop design and information because of its practical, easy-to-follow advice. The author and builder, John White, has combined his ten most popular chicken coop designs into one book, and he's also added practical coop information and explanations about each feature. More than six thousand chicken farmers have purchased these plans for two reasons: 1. They're so simple to build that even a novice woodworker can build them in a single weekend, and an experienced pro can tell at a glance what to do next. Most designs require a wood shop full of tools and a lot of experience with construction. Not these designs! 2. Cost matters to us all. These designs are not only easy to build; they're easy on your budget. You can use wood you have already, or find or purchase all the supplies you'll need without spending a fortune. Easy, affordable and professional. It doesn't get any better than that. In addition, you'll also learn: What you need to consider before selecting and building your coop and why placement of the coop is so important to your family as well as your chickens. Once you understand why you're building the coop a certain way you'll see why these designs are perfect for anyone who wants happy, healthy chickens. The basic essentials of chicken coops, like: roosts, ramps, ventilation, nesting boxes, chicken runs, what makes the best (and safest) chicken litter, hint—it's not straw. Why you need to slant the top of your nesting box, and why it needs to be off of the floor of the coop, but not higher than your roosting perches. When you understand why a feature is important you're more able to determine how changing, expanding or even eliminating that feature may affect your flock. And finally, find out what makes the best wire (it's not chicken wire) for wrapping your coops run in to make it the safest it can be.

Backyard Chickens for Beginners

Getting the Best Chickens, Choosing Coops, Feeding and Care, and Beating City Chicken Laws
Author: R. J. Ruppenthal
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781479197002
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 42
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Valuable, short guide for beginners on how to start a backyard mini-flock of 2-4 chickens and get fresh eggs every day. Written by the author of the best-selling Fresh Food From Small Spaces book, and a former columnist for Urban Farm magazine.

Planning & Planting a Moon Garden

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-234
Author: Marcella Shaffer
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603423524
Category: Gardening
Page: 32
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With today's schedules, few people are able to enjoy their gardens during prime daylight hours. But there is a way you can delight in the fragrance and beauty of flowers after dark: Plant a night-blooming garden! Also known as moon gardens, night-blooming gardens are expressly designed for evening enjoyment. While attractive during the day, they take on a whole new look and feel at dusk, casting a magical spell. Pale-colored flowers reflect light from the setting sun and the rising moon, shining luminously and giving the garden an almost mystical glow. Fragrances seem more alluring. Silvery foliage shimmers tremulously as the evening breezes dance by. An aromatic, night-blooming garden offers a peaceful and tranquil spot to rest and relax at the end of the day. It is the perfect place for a casual summer party, an evening reception, a romantic tryst, or a quiet retreat to reflect and rejuvenate the senses.

The Chicken Encyclopedia

An Illustrated Reference
Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603425616
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 319
View: 452

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From addled to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in this comprehensive A-to-Z reference volume presented in a friendly, highly illustrated format. "The Chicken Encyclopedia" is the go-to guide for chicken owners and enthusiasts of all levels.

Chicken Coop Building

Step by Step Beginner's Guide
Author: Max Green
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781532967290
Category:
Page: 72
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2nd Edition!! Now includes instructions with pictures and materials list for building a chicken coop!! Free bonus plans and video walkthrough inside! There is nothing better than collecting fresh, still warm chicken eggs in the knowledge that you and your family have exclusively looked after the birds. You what the birds ate and went into the eggs. There's a growing trend in the us for people to keep chickens in their backyards both for eggs, meat and gardening fertilizer. In Austin, Texas, for example, chicken keeping is widespread and, for the moment anyway, even roosters are permitted. Building your own chicken coop could be the first step to a satisfying hobby farming that could lead to healthier living and save you some dollars at the grocery store. If you've taken the plunge and are brooding baby chicks, the only thing that stands between you and supply of fresh eggs is a permanent place for your hens to call home. By six weeks of age they need something more than a cardboard box to live in. Building a basic chicken coop for a small flock of birds is a solid weekend project for the determined "do-it-yourself" with carpentry skills, while the more elaborate coops could easily take several weeks (and will require advanced carpentry skills). All coops have two main components: an enclosed space for sleeping and laying eggs and an open air 'chicken run' to roam around in during the day. The enclosed space should open directly to the run, but should be elevated at least two feet above it so there is space to collect the droppings that fall through the floor. (More on that in a moment. ) There are many possible ways to plan configure, and build a chicken coop, and that is the primary BURDEN of this eBook to teach you all you need to know as a beginner in this exciting endeavor.

Authentic Color Schemes for Victorian Houses

Comstock's Modern House Painting, 1883
Author: E. K. Rossiter,F. A. Wright
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486136507
Category: Architecture
Page: 64
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Originally published in 1883, this now-rare book features 20 color plates illustrating directions for mixing primary and secondary colors to achieve olive, russet, citrine, sage, and other mellow tones of the era.

500 Treasured Country Recipes from Martha Storey and Friends

Mouthwatering, Time-Honored, Tried-And-True, Handed-Down, Soul-Satisfying Dishes
Author: Martha Storey
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612122221
Category: Cooking
Page: 544
View: 6742

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Bring farmhouse favorites to your kitchen with this heirloom cookbook, featuring more than 500 recipes for mouthwatering country classics. Martha Storey presents easy-to-follow recipes for comforting family favorites like apple pie, roast chicken, blueberry pancakes, strawberry shortcake, sourdough bread, and hand-churned ice cream. Storey also provides simple instructions for the old-fashioned arts of making your own cheese, yogurt, pickles, and cordials. You’re sure to hear calls for seconds when serving these time-tested crowd-pleasers.

The Bat House Builder's Handbook

Second Edition
Author: Merlin D. Tuttle,Mark Kiser,Selena Kiser
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780974237916
Category: Nature
Page: 34
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Since 1994, this handbook has been the definitive source for bat house information. This new edition updates the original bat house plans and includes a new "rocket box" design, along with mounting suggestions, tips for experimentation, and more.

Axes & Chainsaws

Use and Maintenance / A Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-13
Author: Rockwell Stephens
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603422730
Category: House & Home
Page: 32
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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.