to Build Animal Housing
60 Plans for Coops, Hutches, Barns, Sheds, Pens, Nestboxes,
Feeders, Stanchions, and Much More
Cows and horses, donkeys and mules, sheep and goats, pigs and fowl,
even llamas are living on small farms and in backyard barnyards
throughout the United States. But how and where are these critters
Ekarius knows. In How to Build Animal Housing, she provides dozens
of plans--with illustrated, step-by-step instructions--for species-specific
shelters that are well ventilated, safe, appropriate for the animals,
appealing, convenient, and a solid value for their owners.
is essential reading for anyone interested in animal health and welfare.
It includes complete plans and step-by-step, illustrated instructions
for sheds, coops, hutches, multipurpose barns, and economical easy-to-build
windbreaks and shade structures. Ekarius covers new high-tech, portable
structures made of plastics and fabrics, such as hoop houses and hen
spas, as well as more traditional alternatives, such as straw-bale structures.
Always practical, she enumerates the advantages and disadvantages of
ready-to-build kits and modular barnyard buildings and includes designs
for watering systems, feeders, chutes, stanchions, and more--the essentials
that help owners keep their animals healthy and happy.
emphasizes the importance of careful planning, choosing an appropriate
housing site, and complying with local zoning regulations; pest control,
basic housing maintenance, and insurance costs are also discussed.
Real-world advice from farmers and veterinarians on the types of housing
and facilities animals like best enliven the text throughout.
How to Build Animal
Housing is the most comprehensive and useful guide of its kind. For
small-scale farmers, hobby farmers, do-it-yourselfers, and animal
lovers, this book is indispensable.
pages, Paperback, Full Color, 8.5" x 10.75", © 2004
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