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An indispensable guide for small-scale farmers, hobby farmers, and animal lovers, How to Build Animal Housing helps you evaluate the housing needs of your animals and provides dozens of adaptable shelter plans, including sheds, coops, hutches, multi-purpose barns, windbreaks, and shade structures. Carol Ekarius has your animals' best interests in mind and begins with a careful discussion of animal welfare, behavior, and general safety issues. You’ll also get tried-and-true advice on the importance of planning ahead and budgeting adequately. The detailed plans are supplemented with an entire section dedicated to construction techniques. 272 Pages, Paperback.