Wednesday, July 24, 2013

This Old Chicken Coop

This Old House takes on chicken coops:
"The surge in backyard chicken-keeping shows no signs of slowing down. Big personalities and the promise of fresh eggs make chickens attractive family pets, even in urban areas. To safeguard a flock of your own, make sure their housing is up to snuff. To start, you'll need a 4-by-8 foot screened-in run and a 4-by-4 foot critter-proof coop for up to three hens—although the more room, the better. Ready-made chicken housing is easy to find, but it's a lot more fun to make your own. Here's what experts recommend to keep your feathered friends in fine fettle."

This picture is of Mimi Kahn's in Southern California, Mimi's Garden Design. She took her kids play structure and remodeled it into a chicken coop.

This Old House magazine has lots of great photos and advice here.

3 comments:

adeel rehman said...

I quite liked the quirky frontage they've gone for, sacrificing any window seats in the name of a a whole bunch of porcelain chickens. Chicken houses Situated bang opoosite the diamond strip on Collingwood Street

adeel rehman said...

I am very satisfied with my 60 ft. diameter round pen. I only use it to work my horses, never as turn out!
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Larry Page said...

Chickens are no doubt great pet birds, but without protection they may be the reason for your tension. Hence get good chicken houses and protect them.