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This month’s “Cool Coop” promises to boldly go where no coop has gone before… Continue reading as Mike Ferrier from New England describes in detail the construction and launching of the USS EggSurprise: Figuring Out What We Needed We had barely started thinking about a coop when the chicks arrived. All seven of them were shipped […]Read more »
This month’s “Cool Coop” features a movable structure which allows the chicken keeper the ability to relocate the coop to different areas of their property. This feature takes advantage of the flock’s nutrient rich manure from being accumulated in a specific location. Their “fertilizer” can be deposited in different sections of the property by simply moving […]Read more »
This month’s “Cool Coop” will be much appreciated by the backyard duck enthusiasts of our Community! If you’ve never considered waterfowl – this setup just might change your mind. The creativity and uniqueness of this coop definitely rank it among our list of “Cool Coops”! Continue reading as Led Slinger shares the history and photos […]Read more »
This month’s “Cool Coop” comes from an area in the Southwest where you wouldn’t expect to find a bountiful vegetable garden, numerous fruit trees, and an abundance of flowering shrubs and flowers. When Betty Dixon and her mother, Betty Hunter, purchased their Corrales, New Mexico, property in 2003, it was a weed-infested lot with nothing more than tumbleweeds […]Read more »
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 »
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 »