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“Bay area artisans Wolpe and McElroy … dish the complete scoop on the coop for those just starting the yard-chicken journey or for experienced woodcrafters longing to bring chickens to their back-porch scene.”
“All 14 designs are architectural wonders of reductive space and ample imagination.”
“Splendid illustrations, both drawings and photographs, provide a sort of virtual tour of more than a dozen interesting and unusual coops without leaving home. Some are simple, some are elaborate, a few are downright extraordinary, and most have innovative features that could be incorporated into any design. … has the feel of an Architectural Digest for chicken people.”
"Their care shows. The book is easy to read, and illustrations offer insight into egg access doors, cantilevered nesting boxes, worm compost bins and rooftop vegetable gardens."
“Hey backyard chickens: meet contemporary design!”
Why settle for functional when you can have fabulous?
Your backyard chickens need a coop to call home, and you want a structure that not only keeps your hens safe and comfortable but also looks great. You'll be delighted by this collection of 14 contemporary designs, including the simple Chick-in-a-Box, a Modern Log Cabin, the multi-use Kippen House Garden Roof Chicken Coop, and the intriguing Coopsicle. Choose the one that's perfect for your home and yard and then build it yourself with the complete step-by-step instructions. Your chickens will love it, and you'll love what the structure adds to your property!
This book was a great resource as I was looking for ideas on designing and building my second backyard coup. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paul Appleby
I'm sure this book is great for someone looking for odd shaped coops & all. To my disappointment it wasn't what I expected.Published 1 month ago by DEBBY MILLS
Lot's of really nice coops with plans. Some amazingly good ideas too.Published 2 months ago by M. Sparks
We built the Coopsicle modified it to being slightly smaller to house a pigeon (but still huge) and hardware cloth windows on all sides, AMAZING book and phenomenal easy to follow... Read morePublished 4 months ago by KUJO
Excellent pictures and instructions. It tells you exactly what you will need, even down to the number of screws required. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ashlee D
Ordering and shipping was awesome. The book was not what I expected. Not very clear.directions..and leaves too many questionsPublished 8 months ago by lisa green