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Reinventing the Chicken Coop

14 Original Designs With Step-by-step Building Instructions
McElroy, Kevin (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Backyard chickens meet contemporary design! Matthew Wolpe and Kevin McElroy give you 14 complete building plans for chicken coops that range from the purely functional to the outrageously fabulous. One has a water-capturing roof; one is a great homage to mid-Modern architecture; and another has a built-in composting system. Some designs are suitable for beginning builders, and some are challenging enough for experts. Step-by-step building plans are accompanied by full-color photographs and detailed construction illustrations.
Authors: McElroy, Kevin, 1978-
Title: Reinventing the chicken coop
14 original designs with step-by-step building instructions
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, c2012
Characteristics: 190 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Notes: Includes index
Contents: The basic. Chicken coop essentials
General space requirements
Roosts
Protection from predators and rodents
Nesting boxes
Ventilation
Human access
Climate control
Coop and run setups
Coop-building basics. Your tool kit
Coop materials
Essential techniques
Coop projects
Two simple classics:the A-frame and the box
Stoop coop
Modern mobile coop-tractor
Icebox
Modern log cabin
Chick-in-a-box
SYM
Corner coop
Kippen House garden roof chicken coop
Pallet coop
Coopsicle
Cupe
Container coop and shed.
Additional Contributors: Wolpe, Matthew
ISBN: 9781603429801
1603429808
Branch Call Number: 636.5083 MCELROY
Statement of Responsibility: Kevin McElroy & Matthew Wolpe ; photography by Erin Kunkel
Subject Headings: Chickens Housing Design and construction
Topical Term: Chickens
LCCN: 2012027706
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Apr 04, 2013
  • TheMadTabby rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Has some interesting designs and basics on how to build a coop. I've built coops before, and none of the designs are really my taste.

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