cooped up

The sis wants chickens.  I want fresh eggs.  I think a lovely relationship can be cultivated.  We just need to figure out a home for her hens.  Here’s a little round-up of the modern-day chicken coop. (Who knew there were so many — we must be on to something here!)

I like this very simple, shed-like coop.  See this photo and more at the blog of Debra Prinzing

This one might be a little much — however, I love it that thefancyfarmgirl decided to go big or go home.  See lots of lost of pics over at her blog.

This one is so pretty and perfectly preppy.  See more photos here.  And check out her flea market finds and perfectly styled goodness on her blog.

For the single bird and smaller space, this Chicken Crib could be just right.

This one is a little more my style.  The always lovely Stephmodo highlighted her sister’s simple, modern coop.  I love it.  See more here.

If we were going for a futuristic kind of look, the one by Maxime Evrard’s Cocorico would be nice. Found here.

Also somewhat strange looking – but seemingly practical is Omlet’s Egu.

The Nogg is designed by furniture designer and engineer Matthew Hayward and Creative Director Nadia Turan.  Terribly clever – and lovely.

This one is another modern favorite.  Designed by Frederik Roije.

And I am of course a fan of just about anything Dwell highlights.  Read the story about this modern coop/planter right here.


  1. Hi Carrie!

    I am a new subscriber to your blog and I just so enjoy it! My husband and I have been slowly integrating urban homesteading into our lives, and Americana chicks are the next move. Have you and your sis decided on your coop yet? Are you going to go through with it? Would love to read updates if you do move forward on this brilliant idea!
    The coop images and links gave us tons of ideas, so thanks!

    1. Well, we’re still trying to get my sister’s husband on board and I will most definitely update if we do get to do it. I have some mixed emotions about it — but I really like the idea. Especially with the whole eating local movement, etc. (But really my opinion doesn’t count too much since it’s not my backyard!) You’ll have to let me know what you guys decide too!

      Thanks for coming along for the ride!

      Cheers – C

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