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by Jennifer Sartell Welcome to Cluckingham Palace, a beautiful coop and story by Karen Driscoll of Cabot, Pennsylvania. I love the story behind the construction of Cluckingham Palace! It started as a desire from the memory of a childhood pet duck and then in 2009, stemmed to a beautiful coop. What makes this story so […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson Have you ever noticed how people with similar interests just naturally seem to gravitate toward each other? I’ve made some friends while standing in line at the feed store; for example, when they’ve noticed the chicken feed or pine shavings I have piled on my cart. Conversations have started in the library, […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols This month’s “Cool Coop” is guaranteed to bring a smile to your day! The on-going theme of this series of unique, creative and inspiring coops is–recycling, re-purposing, reusing… I think that everyone would agree that a reclaimed school bus chicken coop is about as cool as it gets! I love the idea of […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author When I received the photos of Dickie Bird Farm, it was the rural ambiance that attracted me to this entry. The rich monotone browns of the barn wood and the sunlight through the chinks in the boards gives it an almost candlelit glow. Our barn is like this, and […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols Once again I’m on my quest to find the most creative, unique and just down-right “cool” coops. This month I think I might just have stumbled upon a collection of awe-inspiring coops that are in a class all their own! These one-of-kind coops are located on Whidbey Island (about 35 miles north […]Read more »
Jennifer Burcke Photos by author Chicken coops are like snowflakes: no two are exactly alike. They come in every imaginable size, shape, and color. If you don’t believe me, visit the Coops and DIY Pinterest board for Community Chickens. There are over 230 coop and coop related pins there and the number seems to grow […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke Photos by author Earlier this summer, I shared with you Five Features To Incorporate Into Your Coop. It was easy for me to decide which features I would be sure to include in the design of a new chicken coop if I ever found myself constructing one. While I don’t have any […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author Diana made this adorable sign which hangs above the door! This month I’d like to take you to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to visit Diana Fendley’s beautiful chicken coop! I must admit, I am a rustic at heart, and when I look through the chicken coop photos that readers submit, I […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson Photos by author I’ll be picking the first garden beans tomorrow. Bean time, to me, is the beginning of busy garden harvest days. Beans lead to zucchini, which leads to tomatoes, which …Well, if you’re a gardener you’ll know the sequence. The peas are long gone; the tender greens have bolted and […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols Photos by author Once again, I’m amazed at how clever and creative some chicken keepers are when it comes to constructing their coops. I especially appreciate the coops that repurpose and recycle materials. I’ve about decided that with a little imagination (and some basic building skills) you can make a coop out […]Read more »