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.

Reinventing the Chicken Coop

14 Original Designs with Step-by-step Building Instructions
Author: Matthew Wolpe,Kevin McElroy,Erin Kunkel
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603429808
Category: House & Home
Page: 190
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Offers step-by-step instructions for building fourteen chicken coops, including a modern log cabin, a coopsicle, and a Kippen House garden roof chicken coop.

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!

Art of the Chicken Coop

A Fun and Essential Guide to Housing Your Peeps
Author: Chris Gleason
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781565235427
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 157
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Provides step-by-step instructions for building artistic yet practical small scale housing for chickens.

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.

How to Raise Chickens

Everything You Need to Know, Updated & Revised
Author: Christine Heinrichs
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760343772
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 208
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Whether you want to raise 5 chickens or 50, whether you have a 40-foot city lot or a 40-acre farm, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook makes it easy for you to get started raising a healthy flock. Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book will show you what to do next with longtime chicken breeder Christine Heinrichs explaining all the helpful DOs and important DON’Ts. This brightly illustrated, full-color guide will prove an indispensable resource for anyone interested in raising their very own flocks. Easy-to-follow advice helps you to: Choose breeds and obtain stock House and feed chickens Manage your flock and keep it healthy Select and cull for breeding programs Incubate eggs and care for chicks Raise chickens in the country, suburbs, or city The book provides information on breed types, obtaining stock, housing, feeding, flock management, breeding programs, incubation and care of chicks, selection and culling, showing, health care, and the legal aspects of raising chickens. Reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), this book will give you the tools you need to succeed in a challenging but rewarding business.

Free-range Chicken Gardens

How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-friendly Yard
Author: Jessi Bloom
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604692375
Category: Gardening
Page: 221
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Presents advice for keeping chickens in the garden, discussing such topics as housing, garden design, landscaping, fencing, plant choices, and predator control.

A Chicken in Every Yard

The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping
Author: Robert Litt,Hannah Litt
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607740613
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 208
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Got a little space and a hankering for fresh eggs? Robert and Hannah Litt have dispensed advice to hundreds of urban and suburban chicken-keepers from behind their perch at Portland’s Urban Farm Store, and now they’re ready to help you go local and sustainable with your own backyard birds. In this handy guide to breeds, feed, coops, and care, the Litts take you under their experienced wings and share the secrets to: Picking the breeds that are right for you • Building a sturdy coop in one weekend for $100 • Raising happy and hearty chicks • Feeding your flock for optimal health and egg nutrition • Preventing and treating common chicken diseases • Planning ahead for family, neighborhood, and legal considerations • Whipping up tasty egg recipes from flan to frittata With everything that first-timers will need to get started—along with expert tips for more seasoned keepers—this colorful, nuts-and-bolts manual proves that keeping chickens is all it’s cracked up to be. From the Hardcover edition.

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!

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.

Gardening with Free-Range Chickens For Dummies


Author: Bonnie Jo Manion,Robert T. Ludlow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118612876
Category: Gardening
Page: 288
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Maintain a beautiful garden with chickens? Easy. Chickens are great gardening assistants, with lots of benefits for a home garden and landscape—from soil-building to managing pests and weeds. Home gardens can be great chicken habitats if designed well, and Gardening with Free-Range Chickens For Dummies provides a plain-English guide with step-by-step guidance for creating a gorgeous chicken-friendly landscape that helps the chickens and the garden thrive. Gardening with Free-Range Chicken For Dummies offers guidance and step-by-step instructions for designing and implementing a host of different chicken garden plans. Plus, you'll get detailed information on the best plants and landscaping materials for your chicken garden (and the ones to avoid), seasonal considerations, attractive fencing options, predator and pest control, and much more. An excellent supplement to Raising Chickens For Dummies and Building Chicken Coops For Dummies A plain-English guide with step-by-step guidance for creating a chicken garden Advice on how to manage chickens while maintaining a beautiful garden If you're looking for step-by-step advice on building a chicken garden, Gardening with Free-Range Chickens For Dummies has you covered.

Chicken Coops

A Diy Chicken Coop Plans Guide for Beginners
Author: Susan McKay
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781547294879
Category: Chickens
Page: 74
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Are you thinking about keeping chickens in your backyard? If you are, you will need a sturdy and secure chicken coop for them to live in, keeping them safe from foxes and any other animals that might prey on them.This book gives step-by-step instructions on how to construct a chicken coop which will do just that, as well as giving your chickens a warm place to sleep at night and when the weather turns bad.Inside, you will find chapters on the following: Introduction Chicken Coop 101 Factors you must consider when building your coop Terminologies used in construction A step-by-step guide to the assorted designs of chicken coops and how to construct them And so much more! Complete with dozens of images to give you a visual description of each stage in the construction, building your own chicken coop will be quick and easy and will provide you with immense satisfaction.And with a complete section outlining the terminology used in the construction, this book will take you from absolute beginner to seasoned professional in just a few straightforward steps.Get your copy NOW!Tags: Chicken, Chicken Coop, Backyard Chicken

The Magnificent Chicken

Portraits of the Fairest Fowl
Author: Tamara Staples,Ira Glass,Christa Velbel
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452113440
Category: Photography
Page: 132
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This fully revised and expanded version of the classic volume The Fairest Fowl is a visual celebration of the wonder, peculiarity, and magnificence of championship chickens.

The Chicken Encyclopedia

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

Gardenista

The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces
Author: Michelle Slatalla
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579656528
Category: Gardening
Page: 408
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Our homes' outdoor spaces can--and should--be as welcoming and carefully considered as our living rooms; when treated as extensions of our homes, these spaces enrich our lives immeasurably. That was the guiding principle when, under the direction of editor in chief Michelle Slatalla (whose New York Times style columns were weekly must-reads for a decade), the team behind Remodelista.com launched sister site Gardenista.com. Like Remodelista, Gardenista caters to an older, more established audience (75 percent of readers are over the age of 35) and is known for its sophisticated, well-edited aesthetic. The book contains lushly photographed tours of 12 enviable gardens; planting guides for a variety of climates and color palettes; in-depth case studies on more than a dozen outdoor structures (from yoga studios to chicken coops); do-it-yourself projects; easy-to-implement design ideas; "The Gardenista 100," a guide to timeless everyday objects for the outdoors; plus advice from landscape professionals. Equal parts inspiration and expert intel, Gardenista is both a perfect starting point and an all-in-one manual when questions arise.

Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics

Lessons for Expanding Your Flock, Understanding Chicken Behavior, Keeping a Rooster, Adjusting for the Seasons, Staying Healthy, and More!
Author: Pam Freeman
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 0760357676
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 192
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Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics goes beyond introductory lessons to explore the realities of raising a flock for eggs and give expert advice to make sure your birds are happy, healthy, and productive.

Keeping Chickens with Ashley English

All You Need to Know to Care for a Happy, Healthy Flock
Author: Ashley English
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
ISBN: 9781600594908
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 135
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Chickens have left the farm and made themselves at home in neighborhoods everywhere. English presents the perfect beginner's guide to raising chickens.

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies


Author: Jared Diamond
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393609294
Category: History
Page: 528
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"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.

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.

The Complete Idiot's Guide To Raising Chickens


Author: Jerome D. Belanger
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101223715
Category: Gardening
Page: 208
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Raising chickens is a growing trend hitting urban and suburban areas, as well as the country. 'The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Raising Chickens', covers every aspect of raising chickens, whether one lives in the country, suburb, or city. People wanting their own supply of organic, additive-free, free-range eggs want to know how to keep their chickens healthy and egg producing. ? How to choose what to start with: chicks, pullets, or hens ? How best to feed and water ? Coverage of the most popular breeds ? Everything about eggs, including how to sell them