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Art of the Chicken Coop: A Fun and Essential Guide to Housing Your Peepsby Chris Gleason
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What came first: the chicken or the egg? Thanks to this book, you're about to learn the correct answer to this age-old question-neither. The coop came first. So, if you're planning on keeping chickens, whether it's just a few or a large flock, you'll need a place to house your egg-laying friends. In Art of the Chicken Coop, today's modern farmers-both urban and suburban-will find creative plans and easy-to-follow construction techniques for making seven stylish chicken coops. Experienced farmer, woodworker, and author Chris Gleason delivers a hip eye for design and encouraging instruction that result in attractive and sturdy coops. Practical information on how to properly size your coop and how to use salvaged materials for a cool look that doesn't break your budget are also included. You'll especially enjoy the fun and useful information to help you on your way to being a good flock parent: tips about raising chickens, egg dishes from around the world, recommendations on selecting breeds, and photo- and advice-filled profiles of chicken keepers who live the flock life. After all, if you are embarking on this endeavor to raise chickens-you'll want to do so with knowledge, style, and a smile!
Book News Annotation:
This colorful guide to chicken coop construction provides step-by-step instructions for building artistic yet practical small scale housing for chickens. The volume provides plans for seven coops of varying shapes and sizes and includes three case studies of urban chicken owners and their egg-producing pets. Additional sections provide information of building runs and a collection of photographs of other coop styles and designs. Gleason is a professional coop builder and the author of several other do-it-yourself titles. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Keeping chickens—even for city dwellers is a trend that just keeps on growing. With this book, today’s modern farmer will find plans and construction techniques for making seven different chicken coops.
A fresh approach to designing and building chicken coops with seven stylish designs that your flock will adore and your neighbors will envy. Hop on board the backyard chicken raising trend! Use your woodworking skills and the fun designs in this book to build your flock a stylish coop.
Keeping chickens - even for city dwellers is a trend that just keeps on growing. With this book, today's modern farmer will find plans and construction techniques for making seven different coops, along with fun chicken facts, and great recipes for all those eggs! Farm-raised and established author, Chris Gleason's hip eye for design, combined with sound woodworking techniques; make the coops both attractive and sturdy. Practical information such as how to properly size a coop and how to source reclaimed materials is included. Don't miss the authors "tour de coop" where he visits coops from other backyard farmers to find out why they keep chickens and what lessons they have to share with others interested in doing so.
About the Author
Chris Gleason is the author of several books for the DIY market including Built-In Furniture for the Home, The Complete Kitchen Makeover, Complete Custom Closet, Old-School Workshop Accessories and Building Real Furniture for Everyday Life. He was raised on a farm in upstate New York. He has been raising chickens in his Salt Lake City backyard for over six years. He currently builds and sells chicken coops. He has owned Gleason Woodworking Studios for over 13 years.
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS Coop-a-doodle-do: Coop Designs 1. Sunny Side Up 2. X Marks the Spot 3. Simply Salvaged 4. Rustic Sophistication 5. Little Big Barn 6. Gypsy Hen Caravan 7. How the Chicken Crossed the Road Fowl play: Profiles of Fine-Feathered Chicken Keepers 1. Andrew Stone 2. Jimmy and Brit 3. Kate and Molly
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