Raising chickens is one of the most rewarding, and easy, forms of farming — you don’t even need acres of land. With the right henhouse, even urban backyards can be turned into poultry palaces. Let these cute chicken coop ideas get you started.
Want to treat your flock like poultry princesses? Glam up their home with this luxury Chateau Coop from Cutest Coops. Complete with window box flowers, walk-in access, a metal roof, and pulley system runs, they’ll be sitting pretty in here.
On the other side of the spectrum are those future farmers of America who want to go big or go home with their poultry enterprise. For them, following downloadable plans for this mega Modern Coop is a great option. At 16 x 10 feet, it’s designed to comfortably house 9 chickens.
Forget classic white or the farm red. Get wild with your chicken coop color. Your chickens will not care. In fact, science suggests that chickens see color better than humans, bright colors in particular.
If sustainable farming is what interests you about chickens, consider a DIY A-frame coop on wheels. The Chicken Tractor not only protects birds from predators, it allows you to move them around to fresh pecking areas while they, in turn, fertilize the land.
One thing to consider in your coop shopping quest: clean up. The truth is, chickens are messy and you’ll need to replace the straw in their coop often. Wooden coops aren’t as easy to clean as plastic. You can wipe this Eglu Cube coop clean or even pressure wash it.