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Since I started contributing to Community Chickens, I’ve highlighted several “Cool Coops” that have been constructed by some creative chicken keepers. I’ve also shared my own coop in several different articles, but never featured it as a “Cool Coop”. I thought the Community might want to see the evolution of my green roof coop – […]Read more »
Guest post by: Cam Mather My latest project combines two of my interests. The first is to see things ‘repurposed’ that were otherwise not being used or were destined for the landfill. The second is that I like to see that my family members are comfortable and well looked after. All of our pets … […]Read more »
This year, Larry Ward managed to capture a photo of the elusive Chicken Claus, who, every year, visits your hens and roos leaving treats for the goodies and none for the baddies. This year, several of our Facebook friends shared photos of their own Cool Christmas Coops, and in turn, we thought you might like […]Read more »
Chicken coops are like real estate. After all, a coop is a house, right? Housing for humans and chickens are really needed for the same reason: shelter from the elements of life. How fancy or simple a house or coop is, depends on the person (not the chicken – I have yet to meet a […]Read more »
With a little elbow grease, this Cool Coop is a great example of using recycled material and minimal supplies to come up with a functional coop on a limited budget. This DIY project takes advantage of discarded wooden pallets. – I’ve featured a “Cool Coop” constructed of pallets before and many readers were concerned on […]Read more »
This “Cool Coop” 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.Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols This month’s “Cool Coop” is home to the beloved hen, Lucy. ♥ Lucy, who suffers from the aftereffects of Marek’s Disease, is cared for by author and artist, Lauren Scheuer. I’ve followed Lauren’s blog, Scratch and Peck, for years. The stories, photos and wonderful artwork of her endearing backyard chickens are such a […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols This month’s Cool Coop is for those of us out there that want an awesome chicken coop, but don’t have the time or skills to do a complete DIY project. The Green Chicken Coop is a great example of a ready to assemble coop that is a safe, solid housing structure for […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols Here’s a great series of photos that will no doubt inspire a future or experienced chicken keeper to construct a coop using found and re-purposed items. The result is an attractive and functional chicken dwelling that builder, Jason Bolvin, refers to as the “Chick Inn”! Continue reading as Jason describes the construction […]Read more »