Building Chicken Coops for Dummies

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Building Chicken Coops for Dummies

Format:  Paperback,

293 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Aug 2010

ISBN-13: 9780470598962

ISBN-10: 0470598964

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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 coopsStep-by-step guidance on how to build a coop--or design your ownAccessible 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

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Aug 2010
ISBN-13: 9780470598962
ISBN-10: 0470598964
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 293
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.25 x 10.5 x 0.75
Walmart No.: 9780470598962

Chapter outline

Introduction
All Cooped Up
Flocking to Your Own Chicken Coop
Beginning with Housing Basics
Gathering Your Gear
Deciding on Materials
Building Your Carpentry Skills
Constructing a Coop
Preparing the Site
Laying the Lumber: Framing 101
Adding Walls, Doors, Windows, and a Roof
Building Creature Comforts
Assembling a Run
Plugged In: Basic Electricity for Your Coop
Checking Out Coop Plans
The Minimal Coop
The Alpine A-Frame
The Urban Tractor
The All-in-One
The Walk-In
The Part of Tens
Ten or So Things Novice Coop-Builders Would Have Done Differently
Ten or So Cool Ideas to Trick Out Your Coop
Index

Book description

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!

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