Publisher: Story Publishing
Soft Cover, 176 pages
ISBN #: 978-158176279
By: Judy Pangman
productive, inexpensive, and full of personality, chickens are popping up in
backyards throughout the country in the suburbs, rural towns, and even on city
plots. All it takes to keep a small flock is a bit of land and a properly
Just like houses,
chicken coops come in all sizes and styles to meet the needs of any chicken
family. Author Judy Pangman has combed the country identifying the top chicken
coop designs, from utilitarian to high-style. The result is this ultimate
collection of 45 building plans that are sure to meet the needs of any chicken
The featured designs
include basic easy-to assemble hoop houses, A-frames, and multi-storied wooden
structures, as well as larger models for small commercial farms. There are also
a variety of moveable coops that can be rotated around the yard, and low-budget
coops constructed from found and repurposed materials.
inspirational and instructive stories about the participating coop designers/
builders. Enthusiastic communities of chicken-keepers have organized chicken
tours in cities such as Seattle, highlighting the fun and fantastic imagination
of some coop architect/builders. There are designs echoing the house styles of
the neighborhood, as well as the most contemporary trends in architecture.
Building a chicken coop offers a great outlet for any would-be architect who
wants to stick to the miniature, scaled-down building!
A 16-page color
section shows detailed photos of many of the featured coop plans, as well as
some amazing kits and one-of-a-kind coops built from recyclables.
With its comprehensive
building plans and chicken-laden stories, Chicken Coops is sure to inspire a
sunny-side-up, no-yolks-barred attitude in all chicken owners who dream of
building a bigger, better coop to house their flock.