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    Judy Pangman
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    Storey Publishing, LLC (July 1, 2006)
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Author and farmer Judy Pangman combed the country to select these 45 coops for housing both laying hens and meat birds (chickens or turkeys).

Author and farmer Judy Pangman combed the country to select these 45 coops for housing both laying hens and meat birds (chickens or turkeys). The coops range from fashionable backyard structures featured in the annual Seattle Tilth City Chickens Tour and the Mad City Chickens Tour in Madison, Wisconsin, to the large-scale, moveable structures Joel Salatin has fashioned for Polyface Farm in Virginia. You'll also find ideas for converting trailer frames, greenhouses, and backyard sheds; low-budget alternatives for working with found and recycled materials; and simple ways to make waterers,.

Build the Perfect Housing to Fit Your Flock Bring your chickens home to roost in comfort and style! . Chicken Coops by Judy Pangman. The book I bought was for me to see different plans and ideas for building my own chicken coop.

Chicken Coops by Judy Pangman. The Ideas in the book were good, however the plans to build each coop is poor in detail and you have to guess at most of the materials needed( no material lists).

Build the Perfect Housing to Fit Your Flock. Author and farmer Judy Pangman combed the country to select these 45 coops for housing both laying hens and meat birds (chickens or turkeys).

Judy Pangman presents how-to drawings and conceptual plans for 45 coops - from the strictly practical to flights of fancy - guaranteed to meet the needs of every bird owner, however big or small your flock may be.

Start building the coop of your chickens’ dreams! ອ່ານເພີ່ມເຕີມ.

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Ready-made chicken coops are terrific, but can be expensive to purchase ne. Judy Pangman, Sweet Tree Farm; Author of Chicken Coops: 45 Building Ideas for Housing Your Flock.

Ready-made chicken coops are terrific, but can be expensive to purchase new. The materials to provide adequate shelter for your flock may be right in your backyard. This workshop will present unique and functional chicken coops and egg-mobiles built by other chicken enthusiasts by using existing structures, found, used and inexpensive materials, and a little ingenuity.

Easy-to-care-for, 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 designed coop. Author Judy Pangman has combed the country identifying the top chicken coop designs, from utilitarian to high-style.

Chicken Coops by Judy Pangman 9781580176279 (Paperback, 2006) Delivery UK delivery is usually within 10 to 12 working days. Read full description. Chicken Coops: 45 Building Plans for Housing Your Flock by Judy Pangman (Paperback, 2006). Brand new: lowest price.

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Okay. A lot of folks are going to flip when they see I gave this book 4 stars. However, I never quite use plans when I have them. I always have to modify stuff. And I will with the coop we're building, also. It's close, but not quite what is in this book, so the designs in the book are only guides for me. And that's exactly why I bought the book: I wanted some GUIDES to look over and consider. I knew what kind of wood I had and needed and the basic design I planned to use.

Now... Here's the reason I didn't give this book 5 stars: The dimensions shown are trash. In the coops I'm looking at, the measurements are completely wrong. For instance, the Cat House: Length is 6 feet and it contains (from end to end) FOUR 12"x12" nesting boxes. There is no extra space shown. Just the 4 nesting boxes. And it does not look six feet long in the drawing OR the real picture. Mine will be, because that's what I have planned all along.

So, I love the book. The ideas and drawings are nice, but I cannot believe anyone would publish something with indicated dimensions so out of measure.
I can't believe I didn't read the reviews of this book before ordering (I usually do that with *everything* I buy) but I was so excited to the chicken coop we wanted to build right on the cover, that I just bought it! What a WASTE of TIME and MONEY!!! It says this is a book of building plans, but it only has 1-3 hand-drawn pictures with the very basic measurements. No step-by-step instructions, no list of materials, no cost estimates, time it takes to build, skill level needed, etc. I mean, I could have drawn the "plan" myself based on the picture I found online and the measurements listed with it. Anyone can draw a box and write "4ft x 8ft" on the lines. :/

And OF COURSE for the coop I wanted to build, it says "visit so & so's website to BUY more detailed plans" What a JOKE!!! I should've just bought the plans online in the first place. I didn't need to spend another $15 for this book to tell me that.

SOOOOOOOOO angry and disappointed. This book is downright dishonest in my opinion. The "authors" should be ashamed of themselves. This is an idea book, nothing more, and you can find almost all of the coops online in a simple google image search.

Its going straight back to amazon and I'm getting my money back.
Other reviewers are correct, the book has no detailed plans, or materials lists. Nonetheless, I found the book to be full of valuable information. Chances are one would have to change and adapt a chosen plan to perfectly fit his or her needs anyway. I own Gail Damerow's book on raising chickens and it gives lots of guidelines on space requirements (I highly recommend this book). After perusing this book for inspiration, and using Gail's book for facts and figures, I got out pencil and paper (and an eraser) and designed my own coop to fit my future flock's size (32) and my chosen management style (mobile coop/free-range).

The valuable information I mentioned is in the stories of the individuals from all over who give their management styles, tips and thoughts in the text. I love the idea of over-wintering my future hens in a poly-tunnel greenhouse. With this method, the owners of this flock (from New York state, I believe) had such rich soil the next spring, that they had tomatoes by June! That's an attractive idea to those of us living in the north. This is just one of the many ideas that intrigued me.

My local library system has three copies of this book, I had to turn mine in without being able to renew it as I would have liked, because someone had placed a hold on it, all three copies are currently checked out. My advice on buying any book would be to check it out from the library first if possible, then decide if you want to own it. I'm about to spend the $13.57 because I feel the information within is worth it.
I purchased this book because it was supposed to be "plans" but it is NOT!
This is a visual vacation featuring chicken coops. The author must have toured
around the countryside and snapped some photos of coops that looked interesting.
But the problem is, if you are looking for plans, they are not in this book. there
are a few rough sketches, that is it. I was very dissapointed. Glad I bought on Amazon
so I could get my money back. If you are just a board housewife, and want to muse yourself
for a while looking at other peoples chicken coops, and btw, most of them are pretty lame,
then this may be something you could use. But if you want real plans and are going to actually
build something, you will need to look elsewhere.
This has a bunch of examples of people using junk to make a coop. No actual plans. No actual ways to make one unless you have a backyard full of junk. I returned this book.
This book was a gift to my son-in-lay who wants to raise chickens. Having never done this before we were looking for books that were of the Chickens 101 category. This book was just about right. It gives several different designs of several different sizes. Though this book looks a little dated, not much has changed about raising chickens. We will be looking for more information about chickens and hopefully we will be successful (yes, we- I have been roped into helping build the chicken tractor)