This month’s “Cool Coop” is a quaint, whimsical coop that brings to mind a scene from Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit. – I’m sure that the beloved character from the series, Bilbo Baggins, would be proud to house his flock in such a well-crafted – and adorable – structure.
Wooden Wonders offers these coops, as well as, Hobbit Hole playhouses, pet homes and gardens sheds. Their goal is to beautify the landscape while inspiring imitative work or play. Continue reading as Melissa & Rocy Pillsbury describe the history, construction and amenities they offer in their Hobbit Hole Chicken Coops: The inception of Wooden Wonders was inspired by the birth of our first son, Richard. Rocy is a carpenter by trade and his work required him to travel and work long hours away from home. We wanted to build a business that would utilize Rocy’s talent as a designer and craftsman that would also allow us to be based out of our home. Rocy spent his childhood reading fantasy novels and playing out the characters in the fantastical worlds he loved in the back woods of his family home. Our business is the result of combining Rocy’s imagination, penchant for design, and woodworking skills. We brought our first Hobbit Hole to the 2009 Common Ground Country Fair in Unity, Maine along with a castle tower playhouse prototype. We were absolutely swarmed with playing children all three days of the event, so we knew we had something that appealed to kids, but what was really telling was the reaction of amazement and curiosity we received about the Hobbit Hole. We knew we had a winning concept. We hit the ground running and started designing and building Hobbit homes for many more applications than playhouses: storage shed, summer room, outdoor home office, pig barn, bus stop, sauna, and the list goes on… Our Hobbit Hole chicken coops not only look great, they have all the great design features you’d expect in a top of the line chicken coop, and then some. We offer three different coop sizes to meet the needs of a broad range of poultry enthusiasts, from just small handful of birds up to a flock of 30. Our coops come with ample perch space and nest boxes for the recommended number of birds per coop. You have many options to customize your coop to meet your needs:
- Removable washable floor liner to simplify coop cleaning.
- Our custom cedar clapboard roofing.
- Cold climate options: floor insulation and heavy duty floor liner.
- Attached run constructed of all cedar, framed with our custom curved rafters.
- Nest boxes available in two styles: freestanding or attached to inside of coop access door.
- Add a pop door to the back wall if your flock will access a run attached to the rear of the coop.
|The Proudfoot coop measures 85″ x 51″ x 52″H and is suitable to house 8-15 chickens, depending on the size of the breed and the amount of time your flock will be spending inside the coop.|
|Unique “Easy Egg Access” nest box option attaches to the back door so when you open the door your eggs are at hand and detaches from the back door when you need better access to the inside of your coop.|
|Nest box easily attaches to and removes from the door-mounted brackets. Top of nest box is covered with vinyl flooring = easy to clean! A freestanding “stacking” double nest box is also available and can be positioned anywhere inside the coop.|
|The coop comes with a total of 13′ of perch space on three moveable perches that are 6 inches off the ground.|
|Each window opening in your coop is covered with predator proof 1/2″ x 1/2″ square galvanized steel hardware cloth, and the windows can be latched securely closed when not in use with the installed hook and eye latch (hook and eye latch not shown).|