GIVEAWAY: Reinventing The Chicken Coop

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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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A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.


  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 🙂

  6. 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!

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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 🙂

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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:)

  23. 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.

  24. 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 .

  25. 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!

  26. 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!

  27. 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.

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