|Bring your chickens home to roost in comfort and
style! Whether you're keeping one hen in a small backyard or 1,000 hens
in a large free-range pasture, you will find the perfect housing plan
in this comprehensive handbook.
Author and farmer Judy Pangman combed the country to select these 45
plans for housing both laying hens and meat birds (chickens or
turkeys). The coops range from fashionable backyard structures featured
in the annual Seattle Tilth City Chickens Tour and the Mad City
Chickens Tour in Madison, Wisconsin, to the large-scale, moveable
structures Joel Salatin has fashioned for Polyface Farm in Virginia.
You'll also find plans for converting trailer frames, greenhouses, and
backyard sheds; low-budget alternatives for working with found and
recycled materials; and simple ways to make waterers, feeders, and
nestboxes. A gallery of color photographs provides other creative ideas
to get you going. With basic building skills, a little elbow grease,
and this book of plans, you've got all you need to shelter your flock.
45 Building Plans for Housing
by Judy Pangman
Publishing , 2006