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GIVEAWAY: Reinventing The Chicken Coop

>30 January 2013
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**This Giveaway is now Closed! Congrats to Kelly (kellypepin…).

If you love the idea of having a funky, more contemporary style chicken coop gracing your backyard, you’re gonna love the ideas and designs that authors Matthew Wolpe and Kevin McElroy have to share in their new book Reinventing The Chicken Coop.

Within these pages you will find 14 creative new coop layouts, complete with full color photos, illustrated diagrams, materials lists, and complete instructions for how to create your own unique hen house.

Although we already have our coop well established, I still enjoyed flipping through this book and gleaning ideas on how we can improve the interior design of our current coop.

If you’d like to own a copy of this new release, you can find them at Storey Publishing for $19.95.

But first, how about a chance to win one for free, courtesy of the awesome people at Storey?!

To get in on this giveaway, you can do any or all of the following for one entry each. *Leave a separate comment for each entry, as each comment is counted as the entry itself!

1. Simply leave a comment here letting me know why you’d love to own this book!

2. “Like” Storey Publishing on Facebook

3. “Like” New Life on a Homestead on Facebook (be sure to let me know if you’re already a fan there!)

4. Share this giveaway on your blog, or other Social Media/Networking sites

I’ll choose one random winner on Friday, Feb. 8th, 2013 at noon EST. Open to US and Canada. Good luck everyone!

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  • Kelly said:

    I am in the process of trying to convince my hubby that we NEED chickens and this book may help convince him and get rid of any preconceived ideas about ratty old chicken coops!

  • Rick Yazwinski said:

    Yes please! :)

  • Kelly said:

    I “Liked” Storey Publishing!

  • Kelly said:

    I am already a fan of New Life on the Homestead.

  • Kelly said:

    Shared this on my page!

  • DFW said:

    I would love to win this!

  • Jennie said:

    We are going to redo our coop and pens this spring. I would love to have this book to help us plan it! Already like both pages and sharing the giveaway now. Thanks!

  • Brittany said:

    Would love to win this book! I’m looking forward to the day we can have chickens!!

  • Brittany said:

    Love seeing your content on Fb!

  • Tammie said:

    I would love to win this. We have been wanting to get chickens for a while but did not want to pay a fortune for a house.We have four children and thought they would be good for them to help take care of.Hope I win this.I realy love reading your blog.It always inspires me .

  • Heather James said:

    What a great book! I’d love to own it as a resource for working with my daughter on our family goal to raise some chickens.
    I also ‘liked’ Storey publishing, and have ‘liked’ your blog. Keep up the wonderful writing to give us all a glimpse of another way, and encouragement to jump on in.

  • Debbie said:

    Would love to win this!! I don’t ‘do’ facebook so I can’t like but I would if I did! :0)

  • Theresa said:

    I am a fan of both pages, also shared via facebook. Would love to win this to help aid in doing up a new chicken coop for our flock.

  • Natasha said:

    We hope to have chickens someday and that book would be a help indeed! Thanks for the chance!

  • Teresa H said:

    oooooooh this book is exactly what I need. I have been trying to figure out what type of coop I want/need to build.
    I do not have a facebook account, but if I did you would be on it:)

  • Leah Spencer said:

    This would be a nice boost to my library of homesteading books.

  • Leah Spencer said:

    I liked you on Facebook.

  • Lanna said:

    Oh neat! We’re still in the thinking/planning phase of if/when we want chickens and how to arrange them in the backyard.

  • Jessica said:

    Ummm, yeah, I would LOVE to have this book! I like eccentric things and this is right up my alley if I get chickens.

  • Jessica said:

    I like ya on facebook already!

  • debbie said:

    I have been wanting to own chickens, I would love this book.

  • Adam P. said:

    I would love to own this book!

  • Mary said:

    We presently have free range chickens that visit the neighbor more than us. I would to have them a place they could call home. I visited and liked ” New Life on a Homestead on Facebook” and Storey Publishing.

  • Chrissy said:

    We’re in the midst of building a second, larger coop. This book would be a huge help!

  • Chrissy said:

    Also: I like Storey Publishing on the Facebooks!

  • Rachel said:

    Would LOVE to own!

  • Rachel said:

    I like Storey on FaceBook

  • Lori said:

    I would love to own this book! We are moving to the Blue Ridge Mountains to start a farm and will be needing to build a chicken coop. I love reading your blog and keeping up with your FB page. I just visited Storey Publications page and liked it, too. Will be sharing this with my friends on FB.

  • Rachel said:

    I like New Life on Facebook

  • Margaret said:

    We are building a new house and I am starting to homestead the property and would love to build my own chicken coop. This book would be awesome.

  • Margaret said:

    I already like you on Facebook.

  • Sue D said:

    New ideas are always good to look at for chicken coops.

  • Julie said:

    This book would be so perfect. We live in the city so we need a coup that the neighbors will think is cool. This is the funny part. We already have the chicks but no coup (yet) The girls will start laying in April. We’ll have their new home ready in time but this book would be perfect for what we need! Most my gardening I do at my dads and he has chickens but I wanted 4 chickens at home. I don’t have Facebook so can I like them here :)

  • Eric said:

    I would be interested in this, sounds really interesting, help to sell my wife on chickens!

  • Melody said:

    I would love to read through this book.

  • Melody said:

    I like you on facebook.

  • Virginia said:

    Am considering chickens in my little back yard. I DO need ideas on coops. Would love the book.

  • Dani said:

    Have “liked” the Storey some time back when I first heard about this book! Can’t wait to check out their other titles.

  • Dani said:

    I liked New Life On A Homestead on Facebook… I thought I already had, but have fixed that for sure now!

  • Kimberly in NC said:

    My husband keeps talking about building a chicken coop and getting chickens. I bet he would enjoy looking at this for ideas.

  • LaDonna said:

    I already follow your blog, and have liked your sight and Storey’s on facebook. I am interested in the chicken coop book because we had to sell our homestead last fall due to finances and are starting over on a smaller piece of property and in a smaller home. We gave away our chickens we had to friends, but would love to start planning for them again this spring or summer.

  • akaGaGa said:

    My husband needs inspiration to get moving. This book might just do it!

  • Lerin Cunningham said:

    This looks like it would be a great resource for getting started!

  • Kristel from Healthy Frugalista said:

    This book sounds like it’s full of fun creative ideas. Maybe it would inspire my husband to want to get that chicken coop made that we’ve talked about for so long.

  • Kristel from Healthy Frugalista said:

    I am a fan on FB.

  • Kathryn said:

    I would love this book – currently looking for land to start a small farm and raise chickens, ducks, sheep and need to learn as much as I can right now.

  • Kathryn said:

    Liked Storey Publishing on FB. I love their books!

  • Kathryn said:

    Already a fan of New Life on a Homestead on FB.

  • Carrie said:

    Chickens were just approved for our city last fall. I have been craving a few little chick for our family. My husbands insists we wait another year, these easyc coop designs may help me convinve him we can do it this year!

  • Dawn Fowler said:

    We’re currently looking to build our first coop. Going to start with 6 chickens, would love to have any new ideas. We “liked” your facebook page many moons ago. :)


    Also shared via Twitter.

  • Emily said:

    This book sounds great and our chicken coop could use some rearranging! :)

  • Emily said:

    I “liked” Storey Publishing on facebook.

  • Anonymous said:

    I would love to own this book! We are building up our mini-farm at our first house and chickens are next on our list. :)

  • Emily said:

    Already a fan of New Life On A Homestead on facebook! :)

  • Ricki said:

    I would love to own this book! We are building up our mini-farm at our first house and chickens are next on our list. :)

  • Ellen said:

    I’d love to own this book! I want to redo my coop/run and am gathering ideas.

  • Emily said:

    I shared this on facebook, too!

  • Ricki said:

    ‘Liked’ Storey Publishing on Facebook.

  • Ricki said:

    Already a New Life on a Homestead fan on Facebook.

  • Ricki said:

    Shared this giveaway on Facebook.

  • Dolly Sarrio said:

    I would so love to win this! I follow and have shared!

  • Tiffy said:

    I’ve already liked you on facebook! :)

  • Michelle W said:

    We currently have a coop with 4 chickens, but may be getting more chickens. My husband built the original coop and would be building another so this would be perfect!

  • Michelle W said:

    I liked Storey Publishing on Facebook.

  • Michelle W said:

    I am already a fan of New Life on a Homestead.

  • Michelle W said:

    I tweeted the giveaway – https://twitter.com/VASleepCoach/status/297036203029577729

  • Alia K. said:

    I already like you on Facebook!

  • Alia K. said:

    There is definitely a chicken coop in my future, so I could use this!

  • Jeanette said:

    I would love this since people always ask me for coop advice!

  • Diane said:

    I’ve wanted to have chickens for some time, & now my city is finally looking at amending the laws regarding setback, so I’m hopeful I can get a few soon!.This book would be SO helpful to me! Btw, I’ve liked you & Storey Publishing on Facebook.

  • Katie Musnicki said:

    I would love to win this book!! I have been wanting to start a backyard chicken adventure! My husband and I live in the city and pay way too much for organic free range eggs at ur local stores. We have a small-medium size yard and I am trying to convince the hubby that with a new modern coop we could comfortably have a few egg layers. This give-away couldn’t have come at a better time.

  • Katie Musnicki said:

    I am already a fan on facebook. Love getting all your updates!

  • Kendra said:

    I would love to win this! We just bought a new home on an acre and I can’t wait to get some chickens!

  • Kendra said:

    I like newlifeonahomestead on facebook!

  • Susan Trombley said:

    I shared the giveaway

  • Susan Trombley said:

    I liked Storey publishing on facebook

  • Susan Trombley said:

    And I already like you in Facebook.

  • Susan Trombley said:

    I would love to have this book to be able to finally build a coop and have those chicken in my backyard like my kids and I have dreamed of.

  • Caroline Lewis said:

    Even tho I already own chickens I can always learn more!

  • Abby said:

    Count me in!

  • Caroline Lewis said:

    I like u on fb

  • Caroline Lewis said:

    I like Storey on fb

  • Becky said:

    Oh how perfect. We are hoping to get our first chicks this spring.

  • Becky said:

    I like you on FB

  • AmyK said:

    I “liked” Storey Publising

  • AmyK said:

    I converted my kids Little Tykes playhouse into our last chicken coop. I probably need some better inspiration and think this book would be it!

  • Katie said:

    I’ve been dying to raise chickens on my suburban lot but would need to make a hut that’s “pretty” to keep my neighbors satisfied. This might just be the trick!

  • Sean said:

    I just found out we can keep chickens at our new home! So excited!!

  • Sean said:

    “Liked” Storey Publishing

  • Sean said:

    “Liked” New Life on a Homestead

  • Sean said:

    Shared on FB

  • Sean said:

    Shared on Twitter

  • Deborah said:

    I always wait anxiously for your blog; so much helpful information and I usually learn something every week. I, too, don’t do facebook but I “LIKE” you! Deborah

  • alissa said:

    Liked on Facebook

  • Carrie said:

    I’d love to win this! I have the entire family (well, except for one son in his twenties who seems convinced chickens are much like zombies, vicious kilers!?! No idea how he became convinced of this, can’t remember any vicious chicken trauma in his childhood!!) and am just waiting on our regional planning board to approve my application to raise chickens….my neighbours would love a funky coop design almost as much as I would!

  • JIll said:

    This seems like such a cool book with a lot of inspiration!

  • Sarah C. said:

    I am trying to figure out how to build another coop in a skinny space with vertical room… This book would be PERFECT!

  • Sarah C. said:

    Already a fan of yours on Facebook!

  • Sarah C. said:

    Just liked Storey on Facebook!

  • CSOregon said:

    We are 4 months away from starting our own homestead, complete w/ chickens and much more. My husband is getting his master’s in teaching so we can live a simpiler life. We NEED this book. :)

  • lisa swift said:

    Looking for new coop ideas!

  • Julie S. said:

    Currently live in town. There isn’t an ordinance against chickens however the neighbors would be much more appreciative of a chicken coop similar to one on the book cover more so than the coop i had in mind, Would love a copy of the book. Thanks for the chance.

  • Jason Mullins said:

    I would love to have this book. We have an ever growing flock of chickens as are ever open to new ideas.

  • Shane said:

    I would love to have this book! I wrote a poem for my entry :)

    There Once Was A Chicken That Flew
    She Landed Upon My Shoe
    I Yelled Hooray
    And Waved Good Day
    And Then She Flew Away

  • Elizabeth said:

    I’m moving out of my parents house in Louisiana after Christmas this year, and to the “hunting camp” in Oklahoma. In LA we have a brick chicken house with double insulated windows (all picked up by Dad in the trash) but I have no bricklaying skills for building my own in OK. I’ll have to come up with some type of plans, so this book would be a great way to start.

  • Susie said:

    I don’t do FaceBook, so I guess this is my best shot! We currently have chickens, but are in the process of having to move to my mom’s due to her health. I’m gonna have to have a new (oh-so sad!) chicken pen to house them in. So the book would be a great gift for me at this time! Have a great day!

  • Libby@Everything's Coming Up Green said:

    Oh, I want to have chickens so badly! This would be such great inspiration.

  • Libby@Everything's Coming Up Green said:

    I like you on facebook.

  • Lisa said:

    We really need to expand and update our chicken house. This book would be so helpful.

  • KAREN said:

    Would love to “go chicken,” this would help. No facebook, so this is my only chance.

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