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Art of the Chicken Coop: A Fun and Essential Guide to Housing Your Peeps

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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, fun chicken facts, and recipes for eggs. Experienced farmer, woodworker, and 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.

 

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)

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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.

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, and currently builds and sells chicken coops. He has owned Gleason Woodworking Studios for over 13 years.

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 & Brit

3.       Kate & Molly

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565235427
Author:
Gleason, Chris
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing
Subject:
Woodwork - General
Subject:
Crafts/Woodworking
Subject:
Woodwork
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full color illustrations throughout
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.99 x 7.54 x 0.42 in

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