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4 Fancy Chicken Coop Designs

These creative chicken coops, meant to house four hens, were designed by students in the architecture program at Iowa State University.
  • Transformer Chicken Coop

    The entire structure of the coop can be transformed without any major tools based on the preferences and needs of the owner. Ventilation was also a key idea when creating this coop, says Lidwina Gunawan. 

    See all 20 chicken coops here.

    Designers: Joshua Kurnia, Lidwina Gunawan, Joe Patton, Tressa Koukal

    Date Published: October 25, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • Transformer Chicken Coop - interior

    "We chose the design mainly for function," says Joe Patton. "We wanted the owner to have easy accessibility and to be able to easily clean it."

    Date Published: October 25, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • Transformer Chicken Coop - collapsed

    When the coop is not in use or needs to be transported, the entire structure can be minimized to make for a less stressful experience. 

    Date Published: October 25, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • The Quaint Quill Chicken Coop

    This modern coop was designed to make raising chickens as simple and efficient as possible for people of all ages. 

    Designers: Kaela Burmeister, Mollie Mear, Alex Archer, Chen Liang, John Vandercar

     

    Date Published: October 25, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • The Quaint Quill Chicken Coop - levels

    All levels of this coop are accessible for cleaning, collecting eggs, and routine checks. Chickens have the opportunity to choose whether or not they want to be in the private laying area, perched in the main living space, or in the run spending time in the grass.

    Date Published: October 25, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • The Quaint Quill Chicken Coop - interior

    "It's small enough that it's functional for people to interact with their chickens, yet it's big enough for chickens to have plenty of space," says Kaela Burmeister. 

    Date Published: October 25, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • Super Chic Coop

    Although the designers originally did not intend to even use shingles, their final product represents a chicken. The jagged points symbolize the beaks of chickens and the layered shingles illustrate the feathers of a chicken. 

    Student designers: Monique Rodriguez, Rahul Suddapalli, Jian Cao, Justin Pagorek

    Date Published: October 25, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • Super Chic Coop - roof

    "As we progressed, we realized that shingles would be best for us in terms of waterfall," says Rahul Suddapalli. 

     

    Date Published: October 25, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • Super Chic Coop - ramp

    The specially designed coop has separate cubes within it so chickens can have all of their needs fulfilled in a way that is comfortable for them and convenient for their owner, says Monique Rodriguez. "Each cube can be opened separately, which allows for easy cleaning and feeding," says Justin Pagorek. 

    Date Published: October 25, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • Cluckers Quarters Chicken Coop

    These designers used a chicken wing for inspiration. Airflow was key, so the coop is built to accomodate wind coming through the front and being released through the sides. Direct sunlight filters through the front wall. 

    Designers: David Cordaro, Cally Niess, Bradley Daniel, Qinyi Wu

     

    Date Published: October 25, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • Cluckers Quarters Coop - hidden doors

    Three doors are hidden from those looking at the exterior facade. Every hinge and latch are concealed, although the owner can easily access the chickens and cater to their needs, says David Cordaro.

    Date Published: October 25, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • Cluckers Quarters Coop - inside view

    "We tried to maximize every inch of space within the coop and kept the design simple and open for chickens," says Cordaro. 

    See all 20 chicken coops here.

    Date Published: October 25, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013

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