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August 29, 2013
Talk about farm-to-table. Having your own chickens means the freshest of eggs and no further than your own backyard. Of course, you'll need a place to house your hens. Take a look at these five modern and stylish chicken coops as the first step towards your very own farm fresh eggs.

MODERN CHICKEN COOP

With all the talk of chickens being kept as pets in urban areas, it's nice to know there's a modern chicken coop alternative.

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Modern backyard chicken coop

COOP DREAMS

Switching coasts from Brooklyn to Portland gave architects Mitchell Snyder and Shelley Martin a new set of unexpected clients: three young hens.

Photo by: John Clark

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Originally appeared in Coop Dreams
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The main house uses new and salvaged lumberyard materials, including an inexpensive sliding window from Lowe’s. There's a planting box under the window. The sleeping area is completely insulated with rigid foam sheathing. For cold nights there is a heat l

COOL CHICKEN HOUSE

Who doesn't love a chicken run? This cool coop is by David Rosen, an Associate Producer at CBS News in New York. His goal, in addition to sheltering four egg-laying hens, was to design a structure that complemented his house, a modern barn in Rockland County.

Originally appeared in Cool Chicken House
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The idea to launch a design-build studio grew out of Moskow and Linn's experience building their own personal project, the <a href="http://www.dwell.com/slideshows/swamp-thing.html">Swamp Hut</a>, in 2008. "You're always looking for that job that you can

CHICKEN CHAPEL

Architect Keith Moskow grew up doing grunt construction work. His dad was a builder and after his first year of college, he helped build their family's summer home. "I was doing lowly work, but it was really good experience to think about architecture and building and how it goes together," Moskow says. A partner at Moskow Linn Architects for more than 20 years, he and cofounder Robert Linn decided it was time to help a new generation of designers. Earlier this year, they established Studio North, a design-build branch of their practice, and with five eager students, created and constructed the Chicken Chapel.

Originally appeared in Chicken Chapel
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Students cut corrugated metal and pulled pallets apart to create Chicken Circus, which opens above and below to fill feed and collect eggs.

IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL CLUCK

North Carolina high schoolers take on a creating a sustainable small-scale housing solution—for hens.

Originally appeared in If You Build It, They Will Cluck
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MODERN CHICKEN COOP

With all the talk of chickens being kept as pets in urban areas, it's nice to know there's a modern chicken coop alternative.

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