by Rebecca Nickols from the garden-roof coop
I'm rather fortunate when it comes to having my own personal handy-man / carpenter at my disposal. My husband can create and construct just about anything. And.. when it comes to "Cool Coops" he came up with one of the most unique chicken coops I've ever seen! - Click on this link to check out our special coop: Living Roof Coops.
So, when I received my copy of the book Reinventing the Chicken Coop:14 Original Designs with Step-by-Step Building Instructions by Matthew Wolpe and Kevin McElroy, I asked my husband, Jeff, to share his thoughts and opinions of this new coop-designing book. Here's his review:
The book is divided into three levels of carpentry "know how" - beginner, intermediate and advanced.
For the novice DIY'er, the standard A-Frame coop would be a great weekend project for a small coop that would fit well into a backyard urban setting.
If you're a weekend warrior with a few more skills, then a couple of the intermediate designs stood out as my top choices. First, I have always been fascinated with log cabins--which dates back to the Lincoln Logs I had as a child. The Modern Log Cabin Coop's design is such a solid construction that I'm sure it will last longer than your hens will lay eggs!
|Modern Log Cabin Coop - Photography (c) Erin Kunkel.|
Used with permission of Storey Publishing
|Kippen House Garden Roof Chicken Coop|
Photography (c) Erin Kunkel. Used with permission of Storey Publishing