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Fresh Eggs: 5 Modern Chicken Coops

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

    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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  COOP DREAMSSwitching 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  Photo by: John Clark

    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

    Photo by: John Clark

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  COOL CHICKEN HOUSEWho 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.

    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.

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  CHICKEN CHAPELArchitect 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.

    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.

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  IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL CLUCKNorth Carolina high schoolers take on a creating a sustainable small-scale housing solution—for hens.

    IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL CLUCK

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

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