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9 charming chicken coops

Coops are meant to keep chickens safe, but by adding a few special details, they can also be beautiful additions to your landscape!
  • Designer digs

    This adorable coop is full of special details, from scallops cut into the wood, to the Balinese chicken on top. The entire structure is situated inside an area enclosed by chicken wire, even across the top, so the birds can roam without the danger of predators. An old ladder rests against the outside of the coop, providing a nice spot for the hens to perch.

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    Date Published: February 15, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • Cottage coop

    Is it an English country cottage or a chicken coop? It's both! Ivy trailing from the window box, roses planted all around, and a picnic table set for a tea party make this yard look so welcoming. The coop and screened-in-run have trellis along the top, which adds a decorative touch and allows for ventilation.

    Date Published: February 15, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • Double decker coop

    This two-story coop takes up very little space, but has everything you need to keep a few hens. On the ground level, the birds can scratch around and enjoy the fresh air. Ramps lead to the second floor, an enclosed space with their nesting boxes. The small door on the side allows for easy egg collection and cleaning. A screened vent lets the air circulate, and a flower-filled windowbox adds a pretty touch!

    Date Published: February 15, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • Eggs for sale!

    The bright red door, "fresh eggs" sign, and awning-topped window make this cute coop look just like an old-fashioned market! The birds have en enclosed run as well. A birdhouse hangs on the front of the coop, which is something you may want to avoid doing. Wild birds can spread germs and diseases to domestic chickens.

    Date Published: February 15, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • Cabin-style coop

    This cozy coop looks just like a mini vacation cabin. It even has a front porch, complete with a wreath on the door and a windowbox. The owners have turned some wire shelving into an angled perch on the deck, and an old shutter makes a ramp for the birds.

    Date Published: February 15, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • Coop quilt

    Who says barn quilts are only for barns? This little chicken coop is the perfect spot for a brightly painted quilt! An antique feeding trough filled with potted flowers sits alongside the shed, and the birds have a fenced-in area so they can safely go outside. Note how the little flower garden is edged with old plates. What a fun way to use chipped old pieces of china! See more photos from this acreage and u-pick flower farm:

    Date Published: February 15, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • Tin shed makeover

    This rustic-looking coop was made from an old tin shed. Nesting boxes with outside access were added to one side, and the front panels were removed and replaced with chicken wire. A small lean-to was added to the back of the structure, with chicken wire sides. This allows for plenty of air circulation throughout the coop. A low row of shrubs and small statue outside the coop door make this shed fit right into the backyard landscape.

    Date Published: February 15, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • Colorful coop

    Whether you're a chicken or a goose, this colorful coop is a great place to live! The simple design includes a nest box with a lid that lifts up from outside the fenced-in pen, so eggs can be collected without disturbing the birds. Another door on the side can be opened for ventilation on nice days.This coop was built with plain sheets of plywood, the owners used a little paint and a little imagination to make it colorful and beautiful!

    Date Published: February 15, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013
  • Hillside home

    This small coop is home to some pretty lucky turkeys! They are protected from predators by a chicken-wire-enclosed  yard that extends down the hill from the coop. The framed chicken print on the door adds a nice touch. Maybe they need a turkey print, though!

    Date Published: February 15, 2013
    Date Updated: December 2, 2013

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