Sunday, June 2, 2013

Cool Coops! ~ A Circular Coop

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by Rebecca Nickols ~ the garden-roof coop

Changing the basic geometrical shape (from a square to a circle), took this "Cool Coop" from great to awesome! Continue reading as Julie Felton shares her journaled vision and construction of this month's featured coop...



March 21, 2012
Here's a little model of a chicken coop I designed. Making it a circle was a bit ambitious (to say the least), but I think I've figured out how to make it work. I need to get crackin' on this because my little chick babies will need a house in a month or so! It will be 18" off the ground with a caged area below. There will also be a caged run. 




March 27, 2012
My coop is unusual because it is circular. This poses some unique construction challenges. Oh sure. A rectangular coop would be much easier to build… but it wouldn't be nearly as stylish. Not only will this coop have style, but it will also be very functional. I had a difficult time digging up circular building design information. So, I had to get creative and make a few things up. My plans are all down on paper, though they do change as I work.


As you can see, the base of the coop is complete. The rectangular section adjoining the circle will be the nesting box area and will be accessible from the outside. The coop will have one curved door and two curved windows. Originally, the door and windows were going to be flat… again, an easier option. I decided that since I was going all out with this coop, the doors and windows needed to fit the theme.




Later today, I will cut a chicken door from the floor that will also serve as a ramp. I am also going to cover the floor with vinyl flooring (for easier cleaning, I hope).

April 17, 2012
The chicks are now four weeks old, which is also how long I've been working on their coop. Of course, I haven’t been working on it eight hours a day, seven days a week. I work from home as a graphic artist, so my first priority is my work. As tempting as it is to skip out of work to finish the coop, I focus on my work first, coop second. Although, they’re calling for rain today, so I might sneak outside for a few hours and work on siding the rest of the coop. I can work inside while it rains. Right?


As you can see in the bottom photo, the coop looks complete. Well, it’s not! Three quarters of the siding is up, which only makes it look like it’s complete. I also have to do the trim work, fence in the bottom, add a ramp, complete interior details, add screens, install a roost, and other things I can’t remember right now. The details are the fun part. I’ll tell you what isn’t fun – cutting (and re-cutting) oddly shaped framing pieces. Cutting the curve with a little jigsaw is no picnic either. It wasn't the right tool for the job, but it worked. The framing made so much more sense on paper.


I still have some other problem areas that I need to address, but I’m confident that the solutions will come to me. That’s happened several times while building the coop. The first issue was finding the perfect spot for it. I thought it would be in the woods near the house. Because of potentially dangerous trees, I decided to change the location. Nothing seemed right. Then, suddenly, I KNEW exactly where it had to go. Other problems and solutions presented themselves during construction. When a problem comes along, here’s what I do… I plant it in my mind and let it simmer while I work on other things. After a while, the solution comes to me. Sometimes it’s not even close to what I expected. Quite amazing!


April 30, 2012 
I see the light at the end of the tunnel! The coop is not 100% complete, but it is ready for the chicks. I still have a few cosmetic details to complete (trim, sealant, a little paint). There’s also the little issue of building their run. I cut the lumber yesterday. Now, I need to assemble it. It should be a fairly quick project, unlike the coop.
The homemade Rubbermaid brooder box was getting a bit cramped and the chicks desperately needed a place of their own. So, I moved them to their new home this morning. They pecked at every surface, clucked, chirped, and explored their new surroundings. I don’t understand chicken talk, but I think they were happy to be out of the blue, plastic bin with the walls that were closing in on them.
Until their run (fenced in play area) is ready, the chicks are scratchin’ it up under the coop. I built a secure, fenced area for them directly below their living space. The hardware cloth enclosing the bottom of the coop is buried and slopes outward from the building. If a fox, raccoon, or other predator tries to dig its way in, it will not get very far. I've never seen a fox near my house, but I have a feeling they will come out of hiding once word gets out that there is a new chicken restaurant in the neighborhood! I also poured concrete in the trenches to further deter predators.
The girls were very curious about the hole in the floor and the ramp leading down. They stood at the edge, peeked out, almost fell in a time or two, and even rested near the escape hatch. I was beginning to worry that they wouldn't understand the concept of jumping onto the ramp. Eventually, Frieda made her move and gracefully dropped herself into the mysterious world beneath the floor. Two others followed about twenty minutes later. The three remaining chickens hung out in the coop and decided that it was as good a place as any. Though, they were curious about what the other three were doing below. It didn’t seem like they were going to venture down on their own, so I gave them a helping hand. I’m curious to see if they will return to the upper part of the coop this evening. Apparently, chickens do this instinctively. We will see.

Next project…
Build a mobile run! I expect that to be a piece of cake...


-Julie Felton
 I spent the first years of my life on a small family farm in Wisconsin. During that time, I learned about gardening, making the most of what I had, raising animals, farming, exploring woods and creeks, cooking with fresh produce, building tree houses and snow forts, whining about chores, preserving food, fashioning objects from other objects, pulling weeds, sucking it up, and working shoulder to shoulder with my parents and four siblings. After college, I moved away from the farm to pursue my new career as a graphic artist. Now, many years later, I live in the country once again and find myself practicing many of the things I learned during my life on the farm.

Thanks Julie for sharing your coop construction with our Community! Your set-up is wonderful and truly an inspiration to think outside the (square) box!

You can view more of Julie's homestead and projects at these links:

ModernStead (blog)
ModernStead (facebook)
Julie Felton @modernstead (twitter)




Do you have a "Cool Coop" you'd like to share? Email me at:  RNickols@communitychickens.com

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304 comments:

  1. We have some family contemplating chickens. This would be great for them.

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  2. I LOVE that coop. I too thought, "Why on earth should this structure be boring?" My husband and I are prepping an area in our suburban yard for chickens and building a coop this summer. This book about picking chickens might come at just the right moment!

    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

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  3. WOW, the coop looks great. I can't wait until we can get some chickens at our urban homestead. Hopefully next spring!

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  4. Wow! What a sleek and stylish coop! I'm totally impressed. Wish I -- or someone in the family -- had that kind of talent and skill.

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  5. I Love this Coop!
    Brande - scottbrande2006@comcast.net

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  6. Looks likr a great design with easy to follow directions. Great jon
    Ken
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  8. Love the title. I want to get chickens by next year for eggs and yard ornaments.

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  9. Creative...I would be a happy chicken in that coop. etrnlife_1999@yahoo.com

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  10. what a cool looking coop. g72@netzero.net

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  11. what a nice coop!

    gillhome(at)aol(dot)com

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  12. As an architect, I am always delighted to see a modern take on coop design. Brava!

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  13. Love the coop! lynnbalexander@hotmail.com

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  14. This is so cute and no lost space with the rounded design. Nice! grmolemb@gmail.com

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  15. Very interesting! I went with the more traditional square coop, but may have to try something like this for the next critters!

    txdobe (at) gmail-dot-com

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  16. WOW!!! That's the most amazing coop I have seen. Love it.
    daycarebylisa@att.net

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  17. I love the coop ~ very stylish!!!!!!!! My 3 little grandsons would like some chickens and this book would be very helpful in explaining to them how to raise their flock. Thanks for the opportunity to win it for my little future 4-H members. My email address is giaquip@metrocast.net

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  18. That is beautiful! Very unique, I would love to see the neighbors here if I put that up beside our other coops....everybody would want one!

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  19. That coop would look great in my backyard. Thanks for the insight.
    affyme@hotmail.com

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  20. Such a great coop! We made ours out of an old apple crate from the local orchard. It's always fun to see unique coops :)

    Great story,

    Ryan

    ryan.scavo@gmail.com

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  21. We need your book! Novice Chicken enthusiats.. tarastonecp@aol.com

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  22. Just Perfect! Easy to clean - that is a #1 issue in order to keep healthy chickens. danswildbunch@yahoo.com

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  23. Very creative. I can see that this would fit in places other wouldn't. Sure to be a real hit with people. Love it. My email is sjclablover@yahoo.com

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  24. Great Coop, I was trying to make one like that using an old siol in the yard I have, didn't yet. Would love to see about what chickens would be best for me.

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  25. This would be perfect for our high winds.
    Leanne Wheless moosewheless0526@yahoo.com

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  26. Beautiful coop!

    caroline [@] shoshannahcollies [dot] com

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  27. Hey, this is a cool idea that I definitely want to borrow from. It has also stemmed an idea about a tree house. ;o) Thanks so much for taking the time to share this with the rest of us folks!

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  28. love that designer coop. lots of thought went into building it.
    thanks for a chance to win the book. I have been thinking and reading about getting chickens so this book would be a great help to me.

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  30. What a great coop! So unique! Love it!
    michele.gouveia@gmail.com

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  31. Gorgeous coop, sending link to your page to family members to check out the coop. Might even get hubby to build one for us :)
    baynton4us at yahoo dot com

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  32. Thinking out of the box is sometimes better and very unique. I like the design as well as incorporating gardening as well as landscaping into one package.

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  33. Pretty coop!
    Hoping to have 4-6 chickens by next spring. Need all the info I can get! Thanks,
    j_mcrey@hotmail.com

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  34. Awesome! i would love to have one.
    Bunny Felps
    bunnyfelps@gmail.com

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  35. What a fantastic coop design, and functional. I love the idea of the mosaic--keeping chickens is a way to beautify any home! I would really enjoy a copy of your book--considering expanding my flock so I need to read up on a variety of fowl topics. :) hammonda730@yahoo.com

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  36. What a great design! I am always amazed by peoples ingenuity. Then wonder why didn't I think of that! Good job! It looks great!

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  37. What a great design! I am always amazed by peoples ingenuity. Then wonder why didn't I think of that! Good job! It looks great!

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  38. Love the idea of a moveable run .....we are in the planning stages of maybe 6 chickens for a small area of space. Lots of research at the moment since we live in the woodlands near a river (predators).

    Rockieriverrover@gmail.com

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  39. Very cool looking coop and i love that you included plants
    my email is gardenmom1515@gmail.com

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  40. Super cool coop! zimmerman.dia@gmail.com

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  41. Fantastic project! Looks great! Love it!

    lelevet2002@yahoo.com

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  42. Very nicely done! The way you "think through" your projects sounds like the way I work.

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  43. Inspiring and informative; especially like the idea of starting with a 3-dimensional model. melodyweav@aol.com

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  44. wow that is awesome! my email is robertaburgan@yahoo.com

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  45. Great article. This gives me a new goal. I don't have time or resourses for such a cool coop. I wish I did. My chickens just have a plain run of the mill coop. Maybe someday I'll be able to upgrade.
    Thanks,
    Mary S.
    lasmes@embarqmail.com

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  46. Extremely clever, and very attractive looking too. It certainly looks far better than my current coop. Thank you for sharing.

    Ron

    rmarti1943 at aol dot com

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  47. very nice
    luckrose1 at gmail. com

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  48. The coop is great and very stylish. Great work and plans. postaldawg34@windstream.net

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  49. Very cool coop! I am in the beginning/planning phase of backyard chicken-dom. :) This book would be great!!

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  50. Nice looking coop.
    justindh@iwon.com

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  51. momtripi@verizon.netJune 4, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    What an inspiration..Great work,,your chickens will be happy, happy, happy!

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  52. I love how compact this is and I like the height. My coop is short comparatively...lets see if I can get my husband started on a new coop :o) kristymckeown2@gmail.com

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  53. that was a very interesting made coop. Loved it.

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  54. That is a cool coop!

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  55. This coop does not take away from the beauty of the natural surroundings - great idea.
    I'm a "Beginning Beginner" looking to learn. Thanks for this.
    Ray rlong3@reagan.com

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  56. This is such a modern looking coop I absolutely love it! I love the color of it. It would fit right in in my chickens lives!!!!

    hmmhelp@yahoo.com
    Heather

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  57. Wonderful title! Love the modern look of the coop!! dmason48@att.net Diane Mason

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  58. love the round coop..didnt even think of that idea..we are in the early stages,like many others,of adding chickens to our little farm. thanks for all the great ideas..

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  59. Love the coop, I sure it dresses up the chicken area. It's nice when you can like looking at the coop as much as the chickens.hoping to win the book. always reading, and looking for books for more information

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  60. Love the coop!
    kgrace4125@gmail@gmail.com

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  61. We have a new batch hatching this weekend and I'm sure they love to use this awesome coop! Thanks for the chance to win the book.

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  62. bdellesky@gmail.com My kids are on a missionary trip
    but their very close friends are "homesteading" with great success near Columbus, Ohio & I'd love to present this hard working family with a wonderful surprise.

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  63. Love the coop!
    kgrace4125@gmail@gmail.com

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  64. Love the coop!
    kgrace4125@gmail@gmail.com

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  65. forgot my email address still love the coop pratersplace@hotmail.com

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  66. Beautiful coop!
    gray.15@osu.edu

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  67. I would love this!
    vaidas4444@yahoo.com

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  68. Totally unique! Totally Wonderful! I want one!!!!!! mystudioonthelake@earthlink.net

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  69. What a cool Coop!!! Love the ideas
    dmckella427@gmail.com

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  70. I currently have 37 chickens. Their coop is an old transformed corn crib in one corner of our tobacco barn. I have been wanting to build a new coop to house even more chickens. I love the design of this one, and wonder if it could be enlarged to handle a large number of chickens. My chicks are free range on an acre of fenced in yard, so I wouldn't need the to include the run.

    boburk221@gmail.com

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  71. I love this coop! I am planning on making a coop soon and get a few backyard hens.

    grosscca@yahoo.com

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  72. So creative, and you sure thought out side the box. Ha because it's round.

    k.thies@comcast.net

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  73. This is cool! I am going to get chickens but really have no idea which kind to get! I'll get it figured out tho! We have a quarter of our barn reserved for them and we're going to build a huge run for them also. I need all the info I can get! :)

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  74. Our family has just "returned" to keeping a back yard flock. The "girls" and two boys that disquised themselves for a short time,are about 7 weeks old and a variety of breeds. We need your book which we should of had sooner. Thanks for the great ideas. Grandpa Cluck. grace28@intrstar.net

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  75. That look great! It would be a perfect home for my guineas I am trying to hatch now . Emmtanner76@yahoo.com

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  76. Very interesting. It looks like it would be hard to do, but I think if you actually took the bottom and made a matching piece for the top, and then attached the studs and siding it would have been easier. Oh well, it looks great and I bet your chickens love it.

    lisa@vetteklisa.com

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  77. The grandkids want chickens, this would be a good book to read together!

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  78. Love that you persevered!

    -Danielle

    Danijul29@aol.com

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  79. DBUSSIERE3@roadrunner.com ^^^^ is anonymous LOL we forgot!

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  80. This is a great coop. We have some bantams that would love it. peej64@msn.com

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  81. My family wants chickens in our collective backyards, BUT we both have bird dogs. Hmmm!
    We need a book!
    Anna, fatdogfarm(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  82. Awesome coop and would love the book. reneemsturgis@gmail.com

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  83. What a great idea for a coop - looks like it would have been a great family project

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  84. This coop is AWESOME!! Love it!!

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  85. Awesome coop and would love the book. reneemsturgis@gmail.com

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  86. I need a book! A couple of my hens are getting older and I need to add a youngster or two. Fleming.lynda@mayo.edu

    :)

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  87. Great idea for a coop.
    cochrancad@crosswind.net

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  88. Our chickens would love that coop, that is beautiful too!
    Kendraco22@yahoo.com

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  89. Nice lookin coop my try and build one just like it.
    celewis@consolidated.net

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  91. That coop has got to be one of the coolest things I've seen! I love that you took so much time and effort for your girls!
    leahlliam@yahoo.com

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  92. Wow, who would have guessed that a coop could be round?

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  93. Love the coop!This look awesome! We used to raise chickens and turkeys and loved it! We are considering going back to raising them again and this would help. crb370981954@yahoo.com

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  94. This is an awesome idea. Our family loves to go yurting and this style would allow our chickens to enjoy yurting as well.
    Mrs. Nadeau

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  95. Awesome coop. I would love one of these. Maybe my husband would like to try this idea. shar50@frontier.com

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  96. Love the coop! Just moved to Missouri (from NJ) and want to raise a few chickens. This is very inspiring!

    lori4john@aol.com

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  97. I'm planning to start soon with a few chickens and appreciate the great ideas for coop design!
    drjacobs@yahoo.com

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  98. Cool design! I have several budding homesteaders in my midst who would love to read your book! thewildperuvian@hughes.net

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  99. Would love to have some chickens roaming the backyard but need someone to hold our hands while we set it up. dsmadsen@yahoo.com

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  100. The PLANNING you did was so important! I'm one to start a project and then encounter problems because I didn't plan enough! Thank you for sharing this. slgt@yahoo.com

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  101. awesome looking coop! would love to build a setup like that
    Matt
    therealmatty@yahoo.com

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  102. Poultry in the Round... I like it!
    Would be happy to win "Pickin' a Chicken" !!
    Thank You for this opportunity & article.
    rsvpmcaso@yahoo.com

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  103. Our chicks are still indoors but about to go outside soon. I am absolutely in love with the design of this coop. I already have one built but I'm tempted to tear it down after now seeing this one. Thank you for this great idea and for the book giveaway too.
    chrislaford@aol.com

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  104. You would be the envy of the neighborhood here!. I have 7 chickens that we love whether they lay and egg or not. :) I put up a dog kennel with a top on it for them 7 x13,, but not so pretty. They are happy chickens though. I heard of one person collecting pine needles after Xmas from discarded trees and using them as bedding. Apparently the ph difference in the pine and poo created a "non smell" environment. Still working on that.. would love to ready your book. with all that is happening in our food industry, raising our own nutrition has become more and more of a reality. Linranjan@yahoo.com

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  105. Good reading today thanks.



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  106. With such a pleasing look I'll be able to show my wife that a coop isn't an eyesore! THANKS! alhaynes15@yahoo.com

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  107. Love the coop and admire your creativity

    wsamuel@prodigy.net

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  108. Love the coop and bet your chickens will too. opossumrehab@yahoo.com

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  109. Perfect timiing! I am ready to start picking out chickens. Email is maxxthefurball@yahoo.com

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  110. My man has 2 silver-laced Wyandottes, 2 Columbian Wyandottes, 2 Ameracauna, 2 Black Austrolorps, and a Buff Cochin, in addition to every chicken keeping magazine and book we can find. He would love to have your book to add to his bedtime reading material.

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  111. I love to read about the chicken breeds I someday hope to add to my flock.

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  112. I always wanted a round house! Well, maybe someday our chickens will have one!! Great design and terrific style! Thanks for sharing.
    ninepilgrims@yahoo.com

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  113. I love the design! I am in need of separating two breeds and this would work amazingly!

    britton1225@gmail.com

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  114. awesome coop

    gtigeri@aol.com

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  115. I think I lost my previous post. Would love to win and read then give to someone who is seriously wanting chickens and loves that round coop. We both might be building one.
    Email: ww_deb@yahoo.com

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  116. One of the best looking coops that I have seen. pakolis(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  117. we have some cute little dutch bantams that would love to have a coop of their own.
    kathyminar@gmail.com

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  118. Thank you for sharing your beautiful coop. It is inspiring! -Angie aherman@hughes.net

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  119. Great coop idea!
    graceinapril@gmail.com

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  120. Great coop! And the little dog in the picture is cute too!

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  121. I really like the idea of a round chicken coop. We are moving onto a 30 acre property later this year. I think this idea would really work.

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  122. Love the round coop idea! I can't wait until we can raise some chickens. At this point it will probably be next year. fusgeyer@gmail.com

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  123. Wow- I love that design! I may have to copycat that someday. Thanks for sharing the details of it with us, and I'm sure your hens are loving their fancy new digs. :)
    bethwade1 at gmail dot com

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  124. I am in thinking about getting chickens for my backyard.

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  126. Yay, the book looks great! Thanks!

    kateoiseau@gmail.com

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  127. The coop and the book look wonderful. I want them Both!!!

    Shannon

    rscountryhome@gmail.com

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  128. How cool is this coop?! I am thinking of using your idea to come up with my own version, my girls would love it! Would love to read your book! jpavonorders@hotmail.com

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  129. Hi Julie ! Thanks for the very interesting coop. We've got our birds right next to the goats for now, but that looks like it would be a great add-on. Have a great day!

    daveblevins1952@outlook.com

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  130. What a sweet little coop. I wish I had the space to pull that one of and the by-laws were different here. We are only allowed to have chickens as pets here. So if a separate coop is built they are not considered pets. We have to be sneaky and attach a coop stealthy to our garage so that it looks like it's part of the garage. This way they are classed as pets not agriculture. We're hoping to build it this weekend and then get some chickens but we still don't have a clue. Your book could really help and alot more internet research! Thanks lindsaychilds@rogers.com

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  131. Cool design. We are going to sign the kids up with 4H and chickens would be a great project for the whole family and would compliment our garden.
    plowboyd9@hotmail.com

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  132. Love your design of the round coop. Very cool.
    amyb3884@gmail.com

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  133. What a cool coop! I never thought about building a round coop. This might be my next project for my hens. I would love to read the book!

    Cathy
    tcknox97@comcast.net

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  134. We love this design! We're may even try to make one with our 4-H group as a project; not to mention one for our small flock at home. We'd love to have one available for the kids in our 4-H group who don't have enough room to keep their 4-H projects at home also. I think the of the "girls" (hens) would really like this type of upgrade into something like these new digs!

    doloresraemiller@hotmail.com

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  135. Very neat looking coop! I would love to win a copy of "Pickin A Chicken"!
    pmmolnar(at)gmail(dot)com

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  136. That's a cute design for a coop. Thanks for sharing it.
    mooncityminx at yahoo dot com

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  137. We just started raising chickens this year and I love the cool design of this coop!

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  138. I love that design! Might try and build! justinelopez@hotmail.com

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  139. pick me ajdancing at yahoo dot com

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  140. Wow the chickens are really getting pampered here. I bet they have their little heads in the air when they strut around!! How cool!!
    carlastephens38@yahoo.com

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  141. LOVE this design! Great job! Our babies just moved into their 'chicken condo' and it's fun watching them stretch their wings & legs now.
    lab101010(at)gmaildotcom

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  142. My mom has always had chickens since I was little and I would love to have a good looking coop like this. She built them a full size building in our small town backyard but this looks like a great size for a smaller flock of chickens. Thinking about building a coop for next year. bathpjs@aol.com

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  143. Love the novel idea on your circular coop. Great pictures, too. I would love the book since I dream of chickens and don't know which kind would be best for us. Thanks for the gift.

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  144. this is an awesome project and came out wonderfully

    star95011atyahoodotcom

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  145. I love my chickens and am always eager to learn more! I checked out Julie's blog and liked her FB page, lots of great info.
    The coop is awesome too.
    barnyard@dishmail.net

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  146. This is such a COOL COUP!!! My girls would love it. Right now they don't have a coup...just a covered dog run and are homeless....need to get them a coup built soon.

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  147. Such a unique coop you built, very cozy! Thanks for the chance to win the book. I have 5 chickens and want more but I need to know which breeds are compatible with mine. Dovejep@yahoo.com

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  148. mjplatt@hotmail.com

    I like the attractive siding. My coup will have to be much bigger, but this would work well in an urban setting

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  149. basically if I had this I would get the chickens really cool love it

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  150. okay would really love to have this coop thanks

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  151. Really looks easy to make can't wait to get my chicks

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  152. I went with a hexagon coop, which is pretty cool; but this one is awesome! Think I'll steal the idea for a pool changing-room...

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  153. Incredibly clever coop design! I applaud you for sticking to it when the going got rough- it was worth it- the coop is amazing! Congrats to you, and to your chickies!

    gracehallett@hotmail.com

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  154. Very nice! My coop is 8x12, off the ground with a clean out that my garden cart fits under (how was that for thinking ahead!). 25 young chickens in the coop now and they'll get outside as soon as we get the gate on the outside run and the wire over top. We have hawks here that go shopping and I want to avoid feeding them! KarenLane@aol.com

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  155. I think a round coop is really awesome. I love the layout, it is totally amazing.

    car2nn6@yahoo.com

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  156. Come spring of 2014, this will be the Coop de Ville in my backyard. Now I just need help picking out the chickens to go in it...

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  157. This would be a wonderful way for my Chicks to live! hollyward59@gmail.com :-)

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  158. I want to start raising chickens and this coop is unique. It would be a fun addition to our property

    iteachphonics@yahoo.com

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  159. Well this is so unique I am going to study the idea a bit more, but its in the running for a design be be used at my house.

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  160. Perfect, looking for a new idea to start raising chickens can't wait! Is this a give-away?

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  161. Thank you for sharing and offering a give away. Amazing! What a unique and awesome design. I dig it! I could certainly use one, or more, of these for raising my quality Silkies, Seramas, and Brabanters.
    David w/ ShowMeSilkies.com
    david@showmesilkies.com

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  162. What a beautiful and different coop! You had to really put your thinking cap on to design it and it surely is not an easy, week end build but it is as beautiful as it is unique. I collect poultry advertising art and your book cover hits the bullseye! Great cover!
    hptucker@hotmail.com

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  163. This coop is SO COOL!!!!! You are an inspiration to me. Now, where's the hammer?
    justicechickens@yahoo.com

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  164. Seeing this helped me figure I think to build a bird shaped coop.

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  165. Beautiful, creative, and unique! You have some lucky chicks! thieshelly@yahoo.com

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  166. Heather says: would love to win this one
    hg temp addy at hot mail dot com

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  167. Gee, the chicken would seem like there in a castle with this one Looks great.

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  168. I love the round coop! I ordered my first coop from an outfit in Colorado and found out they import from China. The coop is good for the first one, however, I will have to build/buy another that is better constructed. Great ideas for the future!
    pammikay@touchnc.net

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  169. That's a cool coop!

    tiggerapp@gmail.com

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  170. definitely a different type plan....its unique & very ultra modern....but why have a square roof? It's not any different than the rounding of a pattern....just maybe, its almost rectangular? Please accept my advise with a smile....lol.........martygolubow@gmail.com.........WWJD? God bless your ideas!

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  172. Thanks for showing both the exterior and interior. It's a sweet design.

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  173. I LOVE the title of that book, and what an imaginative cool coop kdkdcats at yahoo dot com

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  174. That is so nice looking, they'll be crowing about it (sorry, I couldn't help myself)

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  175. nice! i like it
    davidanddonna.robinson@mchsi.com

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  176. Its people like you who cause the rest of us to take a step back and say - Wow, thats creative. Luv the coop and it has made me think our next coop will have to be different. Thanks
    rich_soby@yahoo.com

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  177. Love your coop!! Very ingenious!!

    kennarog@aol.com

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  178. beckyagne@Yahoo.comJune 4, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    That is awesome! Just right for a few birds.

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  179. Love the coop! Can always use another book in my library
    hstncrts@yahoo.com

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  180. What a fantastic coop! Very clever and unique. My husband designed and built ours. He's a very talented guy :-), and it's perfect for our chickies.
    davis1bug@yahoo.com

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  181. What a great idea. It looks great! susansbaxter@yahoo.com

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  182. hope to win it

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  183. Beautiful chicken coop and wonderful design! emily2tx@yahoo.com

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  184. Cool! Love the idea of making a smaller model to follow to. averyrobnett@yahoo.com

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  185. I would love to be able to create this same coop. Jjriebeling@yahoo.com

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  186. H Grounds

    Great Coop, that would work great in my backyard.

    hollywave@msn.com

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  187. That's a lovely coop design. I only hope your chickens realize the hard work you've put into it and produce accordingly. :D

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  188. Very clever!
    MsDeepSea_2000@yahoo.com

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  189. Nice coop - I enjoyed seeing your process.
    kc.gaspasser@yahoo.com

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