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Building Chicken Coops: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-224 Paperback – January 12, 1999


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Building Chicken Coops: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-224 + Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, 3rd Edition + Backyard Chickens for Beginners: Getting the Best Chickens, Choosing Coops, Feeding and Care, and Beating City Chicken Laws
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (January 12, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580172733
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580172738
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 4.8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,706 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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“There are lots of good ideas to pick from – this belongs on your reference shelf.”

Small Farm Today

 

“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 owner.”

Acres U.S.A.

From the Back Cover

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.


More About the Author

Gail Damerow and her husband operate a family farm in Tennessee where they keep poultry and dairy goats, tend a sizable garden, and maintain a small orchard. They grow and preserve much of their own food, make their own yogurt and ice cream, and bake their own bread. Gail has written extensively on raising livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural skills. She shares her experience and knowledge as a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry magazine, as a contributor to numerous other periodicals, and as the author or contributor to more than a dozen country skills how-to books.

Customer Reviews

This is a very good book with lots of ideas.
Pamela J Eaton
I would not buy this book if you are looking for information or building plans for a coop.
Jewstar 2
I grabbed this after getting the Raising Chickens book by the same author.
S. Sloan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

336 of 356 people found the following review helpful By johnniemac on June 10, 2005
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So why, do you ask, did I give it one star? This guide is actually just a chapter from another of the author's books: "Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens : Care / Feeding / Facilities". [Notice this is not mentioned in the publisher's passage above.] If you've purchased that particular guide book - and I assume you have been surfing the chickie books if you're thinking about raising chickens - then why would you spend another four bucks for this volume of repeated information? And for that matter, why specifically buy a coop book without knowing the rest of what you need to know about raising poultry, right? No clucks here - this here in-fo-ma-shun book-e-lette is going to be sent back to them there amazon pee-pul under the return reason: "flocking cheep trick, there, pard-ner".
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118 of 122 people found the following review helpful By Sara A. Howard on November 6, 2006
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I bought this book in combination with Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens and found the same information in both. The booklet was apparently excerpted from the book.

I wouldn't bother investing money in this booklet, put the cash instead towards the full Storey's Guide where you will get the same information and more!!
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85 of 89 people found the following review helpful By S. Sloan on August 1, 2006
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I grabbed this after getting the Raising Chickens book by the same author. Amazon reccomended this book after I purchased the raising chickens bookm and since I planned on building a coop, I figured this information, along with the raising chickens book would be enough. But, much to my dismay, this Bulletin is more of an exerpt of the book. All the same information is covered in a chapter of the book. Don't waste your money on this at all if you get the other book.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By " Anti Microchip " VINE VOICE on July 26, 2007
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First I would like to say that the information in this pamphlet is useful, and in and of it self is worth the price if you know WHAT YOUR GETTING... This is a word for word copy (and I do mean word for word) of the "Housing" section in "Storey's Guide To Raising Chickens" By Gail Damerow. The book is well worth the money for all the information (outside of this chicken coop section) in it. You can pick up the book between 10 and 15 dollars (and it's worth every penny). Most people I have talked with (and some of the reviews below) stated they just ended up buying the book.

Next thing to consider is that this is not a chicken coop construction manual. There are really no plans in it (just ideas). If your looking for chicken coop designs with plans I would suggest "Poultry House Construction" By Michael Roberts. It has 8 or 9 coop PLANS with black and white photos to show you what it will look like. Mr. Roberts book also gives you nesting box plans, broody coops, and much more in under a hundred pages. I think the book was only $11.00 american dollars.

In closing do buy "Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens" By Gail Damerow, and do buy "Poultry House Construction" By Micheal Roberts. I just can't in good faith tell you to buy this pamphlet given you will probably end up buying another book because the pamphlet really needs the rest of the book to be useful.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Nadine R. Nelson on March 8, 2007
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If you buy Storeys Guide to Raising Chickens then do not bother with this book it is just an excerpt from his other book word for word.
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32 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Beth DeRoos HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 17, 2006
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Being a chicken owner for decades and owning a number of books on chickens I think this book has everything you need to know. From the 12 tips for a successful coop design, space requirements, temperature control, which on hot summer days or freezing winter nights is a must know. Choosing the right flooring for both cleaning and rodent proofing, types of bedding, nests and nest boxes, feeders and watering set ups, fencing and other helpful information. Makes me wonder if the others who gave such negative reviews even read this small booklet.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Zeigler on March 21, 2006
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This is a cheap book but isn't worth the money. The Storey book on chickens is much more useful.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By H. Richmond on May 10, 2008
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All of this information in this handout is already contained within the book, "Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens." It is simply a few chapters of the book printed seperately.
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