Chickens aren’t cuddly. They won’t sit in your lap (or at least I wouldn’t try). But, they’re reliable, produce eggs for food and are actually quite good pets. And with all the talk of chickens being kept as pets in urban areas, we decided to write a post about some creative modern chicken coop designs.
1. Breed Retreat by Frederik Roijé [link]
The Breed Retreat designed by Frederik Roijé is an architectural hen house for those of you who are obsessing over chickens lately. I know I’ve seen quite a few cool chicken coops around the inter webs.
Nogg is engineered and handcrafted in the UK from strong cedar wood, which is naturally antibacterial and odor curbing. Aside from being eggceptionally good-looking, the prefab hen house has stainless steel trimming and the elevated glass dome, giving it a modern aesthetic. The glass top also twists and lifts for ample ventilation to make sure that your feathered friend stays nice and cool.
Brooklynite architects Mitchell Snyder and Shelley Martin recently moved to Portland and while acclimating to their new surroundings and trying to launch a new architecture firm, Mitchell created his very first project in Portland: a hen house. Allowed three hens by Portland authorities, Mitchell designed a modernist 4′ cube with a 4′ x 15′ run with reclaimed cedar siding, windows for ventilation and a green roof.
Drew Waters designed these portable modern chicken coops specifically for the backyard and urban farmer. They are safe, space-efficient homes built out of Douglas Fir timber, which has the added benefit of repelling insects. It’s quite the protective dream home for backyard chickens all around.
Eglu Classic is designed the town garden, the first time chicken owner, the family and the eco-savvy individual. The eglu has wooden perching bars and a generous nesting box for egg laying – all the practical features that your chickens need. As well as this come thoughtful extras such as the modern twin walled insulation and draught free ventilation that keeps your chickens warm in winter and cool in the summer.