Build the Perfect Chicken Coop

With things you can buy at the hardware store and a little assembly, you can have chickens in your backyard.
Cheryl Long
September/October 2007
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If having your own fresh eggs is on your to-do list, one of the first things you need is a way to keep your chickens safe, while making sure that they can get the best diet possible in your yard. This coop is secure, low-cost, easy to build, light enough to move easily and scaled to fit well even in small backyards.

Portable Chicken Mini-coop Plan 


From the GRIT Bookshelf

Here are just a few of the titles found in GRIT’s Bookshelf.

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Chicken Coops: 45 Building Plans for Housing Your Flock by Judy Pangman
Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow
Barnyard in Your Backyard by Gail Damerow
Keep Chickens! By Barbara Kilarski
Living With Chickens by Jay Rossier



















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