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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 »
by Rebecca Nickols This month’s Cool Coop caught my eye because its construction fascinated me… I’ve seen a few examples of buildings utilizing this method of building referred to as cordwood construction, cordwood masonry or stackwood masonry, but this chicken coop was so unique and creative–I couldn’t wait to share it with the Community! Thanks to chicken keeper and builder, Steve Irish, […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols This month’s featured “Cool Coop” caught my attention for two reasons… The first reason is obvious; the coop is fantastic. It’s not only well crafted and constructed, it’s also an attractive addition to the landscape. But when chicken keeper, Liz Nylen, sent me the story and photos of her coop, what really got me […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols from the garden roof coop It seems that this time of the year a lot of time is spent in the kitchen… Whether it’s preparing Thanksgiving dinner or just spending time with family and friends–everyone always gravitates to the warmth and comfort of this room. I doubt that many of you ever […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols As this series of awe-inspiring chicken coops continues, I’m continually amazed at how creative, resourceful and imaginative some chicken keepers are when it comes to constructing their coop. It reminds me of how one person might look at an abandoned house and see only its pitfalls; while another person views the same neglected […]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 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 »
by Rebecca Nickols 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 of about anything! […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols When my husband and I were designing our coop we poured over the numerous free blueprints, photos and examples of chicken coops at BackYard Chickens (backyardchickens.com). I’m amazed at how clever and creative some chicken keepers are when it comes to constructing their coop. I especially appreciate the coops that re-purpose and recycle […]Read more »
by Julie Miles My chicken coop is on wheels! I have a friend who is a woodworker and a jack-of-all-trades, so I commissioned him to build my chicken RV (a large chicken tractor!). Most of the RV was built from scraps that we had lying around. I had a lot of leftover wood, a roll […]Read more »