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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 »
by Rebecca Nickols I’m very excited to share this month’s “Coop Coop”. – It’s full of unique features and gadgets that I know will inspire a lot of our readers. The solar powered aspect is innovative alone, but wait until you see the nesting boxes and coop door opener! Continue reading as Gale Thomas-Goodman describes […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols ~ the garden-roof coop This month’s Cool Coop would be a great way to repurpose the kid’s clubhouse when they’ve outgrown its use. It’s also another great example of creating an awesome coop utilizing reclaimed and found items. – Continuing reading as Steve Bates shares photos and the basic set-up of his […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols ~ the garden-roof coop A cottage on the beach is probably on everyone’s list of the perfect summer vacation. But – if you can’t make it to the beach, then you might as well bring it to your backyard! This month’s Cool Coop took on a coastal style when chicken keeper, Nana Hess, […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols ~ the garden-roof coop This month’s “Cool Coop” is an inspiration to all those folks who choose to embrace retirement and undertake the projects they had dreamed and planned for when they had the time. Michael Joyce took on his backyard chicken project and created a wonderful structure that comfortably houses a […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols ~ the garden-roof coop Changing the basic geometrical shape (from a square to a circle), took this “Cool Coop” from great to awesome! Continue reading as Julie Felton shares her journaled vision and construction of this month’s featured coop… March 21, 2012 Here’s a little model of a chicken coop I designed. […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols from the garden-roof coop This month’s “Cool Coop” is a great example of a DIY project, but it also has a unique feature that definitely puts it in this series of creative, inspiring chicken coops. The electricity supplied to this coop is not from a power line or extension cord, but from the […]Read more »