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!

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.

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.

Free-Range Chicken Gardens

How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard
Author: Jessi Bloom
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604692375
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 224
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Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape, and chicken lovers often shy away from gardening for the same reason. But you can keep chickens and have a beautiful garden, too! In this essential handbook, award-winning garden designer Jessi Bloom offers step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful and functional space and maintaining a happy, healthy flock. Free-Range Chicken Gardens covers everything a gardener needs to know, from the basics of chicken keeping and getting them acclimated to the garden, to how to create the perfect chicken-friendly garden design and build innovative coops.

Starter Coops

For Your Chickens' First Home
Author: Wendy Bedwell-Wilson
Publisher: Hobby Farms Press
ISBN: 9781935484776
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 160
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Chicken Coops is a how-to guide providing clear, detailed instructions for building and maintaining backyard chicken coops. Before bringing home chickens, hobbyists must first build a housing structure for their soon-to-be flock. This book offers everything there is to know about building a chicken coop, from deciding which type of structure fits your purpose and financial needs to adding the appropriate color and décor. Wilson also goes beyond the building of the coop to offer information about routine maintenance and troubleshooting tips for managing bugs and varmints. This book offers a solution to any issue that may arise when building and caring for your chicken coop. With its entertaining yet precise and practical tone, this book is the perfect guide for novice, small-scale chicken owners.

The Small-scale Poultry Flock

An All-natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers
Author: Harvey Ussery
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603582908
Category: House & Home
Page: 394
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The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock offers a practical and integrative model for working with chickens and other domestic fowl, based entirely on natural systems. Readers will find information on growing (and sourcing) feed on a small scale, brooding (and breeding) at home, and using poultry as insect and weed managers in the garden and orchard. Ussery's model presents an entirely sustainable system that can be adapted and utilized in a variety of scales, and will prove invaluable for beginner homesteaders, growers looking to incorporate poultry into their farm, or poultry farmers seeking to close their loop. Ussery offers extensive information on: The definition of an integrated poultry flock (imitation of natural systems, integrating patterns, and closing the circle) Everything you need to know about your basic chicken (including distinctive points about anatomy and behavior that are critical to management) Extended information on poultry health and holistic health care, with a focus on prevention Planning your flock (flock size, choosing breeds, fowl useful for egg vs. meat production, sourcing stock) How to breed and brood the flock (including breeding for genetic conservation), including the most complete guide to working with broody hens available anywhere Making and mixing your own feed (with tips on equipment, storage, basic ingredients, technique, grinding and mixing) Providing more of the flock's feed from sources grown or self-foraged on the homestead or farm, including production of live protein feeds using earthworms and soldier grubs Using poultry to increase soil fertility, control crop damaging insects, and to make compost-including systems for pasturing and for tillage of cover crops and weeds Recipes for great egg and poultry dishes (including Ussery's famous chicken stock!) And one of the best step-by-step poultry butchering guides available, complete with extensive illustrative photos. No other book on raising poultry takes an entirely whole-systems approach, or discusses producing homegrown feed and breeding in such detail. This is a truly invaluable guide that will lead farmers and homesteaders into a new world of self-reliance and enjoyment.

A Chicken in Every Yard

The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping
Author: Robert Litt,Hannah Litt
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 1580085822
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 208
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"This nuts-and-bolts guide to selecting and raising backyard chickens offers everything a first-time keeper needs to know, from the experts at the Urban Farm Store in Portland, Oregon"--Provided by publisher.

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.

How to Build Chicken Coops

Everything You Need to Know
Author: Samantha Johnson,Daniel Johnson
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760347336
Category: Nature
Page: 176
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How to Build Chicken Coops includes a complete, customizable construction plan (with step-by-step instructions, photos, a cut list, and diagrams) and extensive how-to information on chicken care.

Analysing Design Thinking: Studies of Cross-Cultural Co-Creation


Author: Bo T. Christensen,Linden J. Ball,Kim Halskov
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351802828
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 586
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The scientific analysis of design thinking continues to burgeon and is of considerable interest to academic scholars and design practitioners across many disciplines. This research tradition has generated a growing corpus of studies concerning how designers think during the creation of innovative products, although less focus has been given to analysing how designers think when creating less tangible deliverables such as concepts and user-insights. Analysing Design Thinking: Studies of Cross-Cultural Co-Creation brings together 28 contributions from internationally-leading academics with a shared interest in design thinking who take a close look at professional designers working on a project that not only involves soft deliverables, but where a central role is played by co-creation across multiple, culturally diverse stakeholders. This collection of detailed, multi-method analyses gives a unique insight into how a Scandinavian design team tackled a specific design task within the automotive industry over a four-month design process. All papers draw upon a common, video-based dataset and report analyses that link together a diversity of academic disciplines including psychology, anthropology, linguistics, philosophy, architecture, management, engineering and design studies. The dataset affords multiple entry points into the analysis of design thinking, with the selected papers demonstrating the application of a wide range of analytic techniques that generate distinct yet complementary insights. Collectively these papers provide a coherent framework for analysing and interpreting design thinking ‘in vivo’ through video-based field studies.

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.

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 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

Guide to Raising Chickens


Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603424695
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 438
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A guide to raising one chicken or one hundred. It features topics from starting a backyard flock to putting eggs on the table.

My Pet Chicken Handbook

Sensible Advice and Savvy Answers for Raising Backyard Chickens
Author: Lissa Lucas,Traci Torres
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1623360013
Category: Pets
Page: 256
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The backyard chicken is the new "it" pet—and with good reason: These birds are personable, beautiful, and (mostly) low maintenance. But they're not without their quirks and sometimes puzzling behaviors. That's where the experts at MyPetChicken.com have a beak up on the competition—they hear from chicken keepers daily and offer advice about common mistakes and pitfalls that occur when raising a flock of chickens in the backyard. And customers tell them that the advice they most appreciate is actually how not to raise chickens, what not to do, and why not to panic. The handbook helps potential chicken owners decide whether chicken keeping is right for them, how to make the best choices for their situations, how to start planning for the new pets, and—most importantly—how to head off potential trouble before the chicks arrive. Detailed care instructions for baby chicks and mature hens help to ensure a friendly and enjoyable flock. Covering both the good and the "oh no" experiences that beginners and avid backyard farmers experience, topics include choosing coops, planning a daily routine, learning about sanitation practices, and discovering signs of distress. Then the joy of chicken keeping comes full "ovoid" with 50 recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, featuring the incredible and versatile egg, from homemade egg noodles and sesame mayonnaise to a vegetable frittata and caramel custard.

The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Revised

Everything you need to know. . . and didn't know you needed to know about backyard and urban chickens
Author: Andy Schneider
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1631594435
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 184
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Since The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens was first published in 2011, many people have discovered the joys and benefits of a backyard flock. Now Andy Schneider is back with The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Expanded & Revised. Are you looking for a great way to reconnect with the earth, the community, and your food sources? Keeping backyard chickens is a fun, simple way to start making this happen, even with limited space in your backyard. Let the Chicken Whisperer (poultry personality Andy Schneider) teach you everything he knows…and everything you need to know…about raising a backyard flock! Ditch the super-technical manuals and enjoy Andy's unique, common-sense perspective in The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Expanded & Revised. This fun, comprehensive guide is a perfect fit for your busy lifestyle. Inside, you'll learn: The Benefits of a Backyard Chicken Flock, So You're Eggspecting: The Art of Incubation, The Art of Brooding, Home Sweet Home: Coops & Runs, Nutrition, Health, and Wellness … and much more!

The Joy of Keeping Chickens

The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun or Profit
Author: Jennifer Megyesi
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1634500261
Category: Nature
Page: 272
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Finally backyard farmers who want to keep a few hens for eggs have a bible that's attractive enough to leave out on the coffee table, and inexpensive enough to purchase on a whim. This comprehensive guide, written in charming prose from the perspective of an organic farmer, will appeal to readers who are interested in raising chickens, or simply want the best knowledge about how to cook them. With this in mind, farmer and animal expert Jennifer Megyesi discusses all the basic details of raising the birds—general biology, health, food, choosing breeds, and so on—and she cuts through the smoke to identify what terms like "organic," "free-range," and so on really mean for poultry farmers and consumers. No chicken book would be complete without information on how to show chickens for prizes, and this is no different, but The Joy of Keeping Chickens also stresses the importance of self-sustainability and organic living, and the satisfaction of keeping heirloom breeds. Readers will appreciate the comprehensive nature of this readable, informative guide, and Megyesi's enthusiasm about keeping chickens. Coupled with Geoff Hansen's gorgeous full-color photographs, this text makes for an instant classic in the category.

Farm Anatomy

The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life
Author: Julia Rothman
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603429816
Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE
Page: 223
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"Talk the talk of the country with Julia Rothman's entertaining and informative visual tour of life on the farm. Her drawings, diagrams, step-by-step sequences, and dissections reveal everything from the parts of a milking machine and the anatomy of a pig to how to plow a field and shear a sheep"--P. [4] of cover.