Tales From the Coop - Breakfast Reading is a collection of essays that revolve around Lindenfelser's experience raising chickens and selling eggs in Alaska. She has kept Outside Birds for nearly thirty years and sold their eggs. When her egg customers became curious about the chickens, ducks and geese whose eggs they were eating, Lindenfelser began including a Tale from the Coop with their egg deliveries. The essays take the form of weekly letters to her egg customers. The letters cover a year and are closely tied to the land and seasons - both the here and w in Chugiak, Alaska - and the past on the Minnesota farm where Lindenfelser as raised. Both human and bird characters are introduced. Although the essays are written to be free standing, characters and themes are followed throughout the course of the year.