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5 Fun Chicken Coop Designs

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

    A lot of work went into creating this ornate chicken coop. The designers created a structure that was functional and sturdy, but also aesthetically pleasing. 

    Designers: Lu Hong, Erika Gebard, Jacob Halverson, Kaleb Thomas

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    Date Published: October 28, 2013
    Date Updated: December 4, 2013
  • The Chicken Monster Coop - inside

    "Chickens can nest away from where their food and water is, where they sleep, and where they play in the run," says Erika Gebard. Three different levels accomodate the separate living spaces for chickens. 

     

    Date Published: October 28, 2013
    Date Updated: December 4, 2013
  • Sesame Chicken Coop

    Vibrant colors, windows for peering in, and handy steps are some of the perks of this kid-friendly chicken coop. "We really wanted to orient the coop to a family," says Emilee Johnson. "Children are able to interact with the coop and chickens."

    See all 20 chicken coops here.

    Designers: Jasmine Au, Dianyu Yang, Emilee Johnson, Parker Purcell

     

    Date Published: October 28, 2013
    Date Updated: December 4, 2013
  • Sesame Chicken Coop - side view

    Ventilation and safety were considered when it came to the side walls. Children are able to see what the chickens are doing without physically getting into the coop, which is also a perk for the owner, says Jasmine Au. 

    Date Published: October 28, 2013
    Date Updated: December 4, 2013
  • Planter Chicken Coop

    Reclaimed and recycled materials were used to create this multi-functional chicken coop. Designers included a rooftop planting bed to create more of an opportunity for owners to interact with their coop. 

    Designers: Jill Buckendahl, Minxue Wang, Sanjukta Chatterji, Marissa Engel, Robert VanHaaften

    Date Published: October 28, 2013
    Date Updated: December 4, 2013
  • Planter Chicken Coop - collapsible run

    Designers created a collapsible run to make moving the coop easier and to ensure the coop is still functional as a planting bed when not in use. 

    Date Published: October 28, 2013
    Date Updated: December 4, 2013
  • Hen's House Chicken Coop

    "We wanted to reference one of the most well-recognized agricultural buildings - the barn," says Jeremy Zehr. The overall design and corrugated roof were inspired by traditional barns.

    Designers: Wenquian Wen, Rahul Attraya, Yuxuan Gu, Yidan Guo, Jeremy Zehr

    Date Published: October 28, 2013
    Date Updated: December 4, 2013
  • Hen's House Chicken Coop - side view

    This coop has a long run with plenty of space for chickens to move around in. Designers also included space for a water and feeder.

    Date Published: October 28, 2013
    Date Updated: December 4, 2013
  • Recycled Chicken Coop

    Vents, normally used for construction projects, were used as walls and to create this coop's roof for extra ventilation. The roof can be altered to cover the top of the coop or pulled up to allow for more air flow. 

    Designers: Becca Stephenson, Ashton Knepper, Connor Yocum, Sam Usle

    Date Published: October 28, 2013
    Date Updated: December 4, 2013
  • Recycled Chicken Coop - materials

    "From the very beginning, our design idea was to scavenge around town and let the pieces define the design," says Sam Usle. The designers incorporated donated materials and scavenged items into their final design to create their budget-friendly coop. 

    See all 20 chicken coops here.

    Date Published: October 28, 2013
    Date Updated: December 4, 2013

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