Take a look at a couple of creative coops and a proud chicken owner in the Twin Cities. We visited them last month as part of the Parade of Coops! tour (see the September 16, 2008 post Parade of Coops!). We recently found the photos after they’d been lost and we’re thrilled to bring them to you.
A backyard chicken coop is more than just a place to house hens. It’s a landscape feature in your garden. Whether it's store bought, a kit or homemade think about how the color and design will go with your surroundings. Check out the Her Patch of Green feature in the current issue (October 2008) of This Old House magazine http://www.thisoldhouse.com for inspiration. The artistic coop located in a Seattle backyard will interest you. For other interesting coop designs look at http://www.winecountrycoops.com.