One of the lesser known symptoms of being a chicken addict is an acute fascination with chicken coops. I freely confess to being a chicken coop looky loo and know that I am not alone in my fervent interest in the endless variety of coop styles, construction materials, designs, locations and layouts. To feed the shared curiosity with other chicken addicts, I regularly host chicken coop photo contests on my Facebook page and frequently update my personal Virtual Tour de Coop of my own backyard chicken coop village.
When the Whites moved into their current home, their property was too small to bring their pet goats and they missed having non-traditional pets. After biking in the Tour De Cluck chicken coop tour in Davis, CA, and seeing how personable and friendly the chickens were, Chris was certain she wanted a flock of her own. She purchased some chicks from a local feed store and her quest for a non-traditional, fun coop design using upcycled materials began. The property is sloped with the house at the top, a middle yard with a patio overlooking the lower yard. Since the coop is the first thing you see when walking onto the property Chris and Steve wanted it to serve as functional garden art.
|Steve, Hayden and Chris’s family photo. Chris tells me this was not taken during Halloween. ☺|