Friends have succumbed. And then my Baby Sister and her husband got in on the act (admittedly they live on a farm). Then they sent my granddaughter a video of their adorable biddies. I felt myself swaying. But then I stopped that crazy mad rush of thoughts and rationally considered the idea. Chickens have to be fed every single day. You can't board chickens when you travel. And I don't really like eggs, a relatively important factor. Finally, I took another good whiff in the Tractor Supply store. Then I sashayed my fanny right past the warmers, feeding troughs, water bottles, and shelves stuffed with chicken feed. Sigh. I'll just keep buying The Husband brown eggs in the grocery store and pretending they are as good as the real thing.
But for all you chicken loving folks out there and a few of us chicken dreaming folks, here are some lovely accommodations for those little peepers. Warning: Building one of these will not be cheap.Can I get a cheep? Anybiddie? (I just couldn't resist...)
Here is Velvet and Linen's coop at her former home:
Umm...how about this chicken castle? Definitely not a coop.
And this is the crooked little house....
This one is vaguely reminiscent of an outhouse
And this one a chicken church. How about "The Church of the Good Egg?"
And this is Coop de French Chateau...for sale through none other than Neiman Marcus
And how about this take on gothic architecture, complete with lightning rods.
You wouldn't want those chickens to get fried...yet!
And here is an eco friendly option. You could use the chicken manure to fertilize the roof top garden. The plants will help regulate the temperatures and keep the building warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. You could grow herbs or small veggies and complete the cycle.
Then there is the option to upcycle that old dresser that you don't really use any more
The Thatched Coop. Wow. It makes an architectural statement.
Another benefit: If you run out of chicken feed...
they can just eat you out of their own house and home...
What? The chicken that laid an egg...
Bilbo Baggins might snag this gem
And finally, have coop will travel...