Spring is around the corner and it seems that chicken fever is upon us! Increasingly, people are deciding to keep a few laying hens on hand for fresh eggs, garden amending or even just as pets. As cities change and adapt their code to allow the keeping of hens (in most urban areas roosters are still a big no), the question comes down to what type of housing to construct for our fine feathered friends. A quick google search turns up thousands of creative ideas for coops; below are a few fun ones I’ve recently encountered as well as our own coop design.
Chicken houses have been on my mind as we are currently brooding 31 lovely laying hens to supplement our flock and help start several families on the joyous journey of chicken rearing. Are you a chicken keeper? Let us know if you have a coop design you’d like to share!
— Amy DePierre