DIY Chicken Coops Even Your Neighbors Will Love

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The thought alone of a neighbor building a homemade chicken coop in their backyard is enough to make most people cringe. Personally, I love the idea of keeping chickens in the backyard—what better way to teach your kids where food comes from? Of course, my family lives on a farm and the nearest neighbor is over a mile away.

Reinventing the Chicken Coop, a new book from award-winning designers Kevin McElroy and Matthew Wolpe, may be just the ticket for urban dwellers longing for a brood of hens to call their own. The book features 14 complete building plans for DIY chicken coops that range from functional to fabulous. Build one of these in your backyard and chickens just might end up becoming the neighborhood’s latest must-have accessory!

Reinventing the Chicken Coop: 14 Original Designs with Step-by-Step Building Instructions

Pick up a copy of Reinventing the Chicken Coop: 14 Original Designs with Step-by-Step Building Instructions for $15.28 at Amazon.com!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarah.chetrit Sarah Chetrit

    I want one !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/LivingDesignMagazine Living Design Magazine

    what a great idea, very clever. I think that would make a great rabit pen too.

  • Erin

    In doing chicken coop research, my husband and I came across this book- very unique coop designs! We eventually chose a Scratchcoop. It was a happy medium for us (with a brand new baby) between assembled and DIY. The coops pieces come pre-cut, along with all the hardware. The coop is amazing! Sleek and modern looking with a pitch roof- perfect for our mid century modern aesthetic. It houses 3-5 hens and comes with a run if you choose. Check it out at http://www.scratchcoop.com

  • Briana Nichele Mateo

    I live in downtown Savannah with no space but this looks so simple and makes me want chickens now!

  • stacia

    I loved all the designs in this book, but very few of them were winterized and a few were not predator proof enough. So a great book just for inspiration or if you live in the urban south (with few predators).

  • cjb

    Winterized?? I live N of the Mason Dixon line and don’t add anything to my coop for the winter…. My first coop (2 years) was an arched cattle panel covered in a sheet of plastic….