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5 Spacious Chicken Coops

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

    Designers used reclaimed materials to create this coop. "We wanted to give chickens a home they could run around and play in, says Joshua Frank. "The chickens can grasp with their feet on the ramps, unlike on a flat ramp," says Makayla Abbas. "We wanted to almost make it enjoyable."

    See all 20 chicken coops here.

    Designers: Kyle Chakour, Katherine McNulty, Christopher Behnke, Joshua Frank, Makayla Abbas

     

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    Date Published: October 28, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • Rustic Ranch Chicken Coop - interior

    Features of the coop include an L-shaped "couch," a functioning food and water hut, interchangeable ramps, and siding that caters specifically to the tasks being done in each section. For instance, the most insulated part of the coop is where the chickens have a place to lay their eggs. 

    Date Published: October 28, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • The HENtagon Chicken Coop

    Insulated walls on this coop help keep chickens warm in cold weather, and the structure allows for plenty of airflow. Designers worked to create separate areas for roosting, nesting, and playing, says Amanda Hoefling.

    Designers: Allie Vaughan, Ben Wright, Mitch Huss, Amanda Hoefling, Tripti Upreti

     

    Date Published: October 28, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • The HENtagon Chicken Coop - doors

    Small doors allow for access to the chickens on multiple sides of the coop. Even the shape of the coop was thoughtfully chosen by the designers. "The main concern with chickens is protection," says Allie Vaughan. "So, we chose the design to be a pentagon, because the pentagon is very defensible."

    Date Published: October 28, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • The Golden Egg Chicken Coop

    Multiple doors allow access to nesting boxes, the open portion of the coop, and the spacious storage cabinet for owners. "Our main purpose was practicality," says Preston Mila. "We wanted to allow the owners full accessibility - and easily."

    Designers: Austin Smock, Kaitlin Izer, Preston Mila, You Wu

     

    Date Published: October 28, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • The Golden Egg Chicken Coop - inside

    Built-in systems for the essential needs of chickens - food and water - are included in the coop's structure. A spacious detachable run is also available for chickens. "Besides being practical, I feel like the chickens would be comfortable," says Kaitlin Izer. "It's rather large, so they have a lot of outside space in the free run area."

    Date Published: October 28, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • The Ultimate Hen House

    "We chose this design to steer away from the traditional chicken coops by adding a modern aspect," says Jessyca Colon of the coops two main curved sections. 

    Designers: Nick Deasy, Mingchen Chi, Yasong Zhou, Jessyca Colon

    Date Published: October 28, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • The Ultimate Hen House - side view

    "We wanted to treat the chickens like we would people, so we gave them protection," says Zhou. If positioned correctly, the coop will direct the cold winds away from the birds and provide adequate sunlight.

    Date Published: October 28, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • Chicken Cube Coop

    A sheltered area, an open run area, and a closed off space make up the three modules of this extravagant chicken coop. The ramp to the secluded part of the coop can be folded up if owners need to detach the run.

    Designers: Michael Tallon, Hojeong Lin, Mikaela Meierhofer, Panhavuth Sar, Andrew Puntini

     

    Date Published: October 28, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • Chicken Cube Coop - nesting boxes

    Nesting boxes are secluded within the chicken shelter and have access to air through the coops ventilation system that can be opened and closed. The coop includes a food dispenser for chickens.

    See all 20 chicken coops here.

    Date Published: October 28, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013

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