There are many reasons for raising your own chickens but before you buy your first chicken you’ll need a chicken coop.
If you want to build your own chicken coop, and you’re thinking about using Bill Keene’s “Building a Chicken Coop” guide, then this review was written with you in mind.
We’ll take a look at some of the main advantages of following this guide, and by the time you’ve finished reading, you’ll know whether this is the right chicken coop building guide for you.
When thinking about raising chickens the first option most people consider is to buy a ready-made chicken coop. While this is a fast way to get a coop, it can also be very expensive and easily can cost over $500 and there may be additional installation costs on top of that. This can become a significant monetary investment before you’ve even bought your first chicken, and there are better and cheaper options.
Because of the cost of pre-built coops it’s now becoming very popular to build your own chicken coop from scratch. The only difficulty with this is that you need some quality design plans and a guide to show you exactly what you should be doing.
This is where Bill Keene’s “Building A Chicken Coop” guide comes into its own. This comprehensive guide walks you through the entire process and contains highly detailed plans and specifications for seven different styles of chicken coop. So what’s included? Let’s look inside.
The first thing you’ll notice is that no special tools are required and all the chicken coops can be built by a beginner. No special carpentry skills are required.
All the plans are in full color and include step-by-step drawings with scale diagrams and dimensions.
All the plans can be printed and you can print as many copies as you need. This is really handy if you have someone helping you build your coop.
Here are samples of some of the chicken coops you can build following this guide:
When you visit the website you’ll see more examples on the page to give you a good idea of what you’ll be getting when you purchase the plans.
What People Are Saying
“Have you been planning to make a cozy, comfortable and tidy coop for your chickens? Well, follow the guidelines in this wonderful resource! My chickens are happy with their new home! Bill’s book helped me make a well-planned, easy-to-clean-and-maintain coop for my chickens. I got practical tips on locating, positioning, protecting and maintaining the climate in the coop. Like me, it will help you too to choose the appropriate size, building design and materials for construction.”
Rachana Misra – Owner, Go Green Farms™
“… If you are considering keeping chickens in your back yard, you must read this book. Whether you have a tiny courtyard or acres to play with, Bill Keene’s advice will stand you in good stead and help you build the right chicken coop. The focus of the book is on being well-prepared for your flock before they even arrive.
Anyone with basic do-it-yourself tools and a patch of land could follow his instructions. The drawings and diagrams are easy to interpret and the lists of materials and tools needed are very helpful.”
Tracyann – Amateur Chicken Farmer, Devon UK
Money Back Guarantee
One of the great things about these downloadable plans is that they come with a full 60 day guarantee, so that if you are unhappy with the plans for any reason you can claim a full refund.
As well as the main “Building A Chicken Coop” plans and guide, Bill also provides several bonus guides that will help you set up your first chicken coop. The bonus guides cover topics from choosing the best location for the coop to sourcing common materials for building nesting boxes.
I believe that this package offers the best value of any of the chicken coop plans available today on the internet. At just $29.95 this package of plans is very affordably priced and suitable for anyone from a beginner to an experienced handyman. And if you are unhappy for any reason there is a 60-day money back guarantee.