Let’s talk chicken real estate! Seattle has become a national hot spot for urban farming and raising chickens and everyone knows you can’t have chickens without a cute space for them to roost, right? To help any budding urban farmers out there, we’ve gathered some resources and inspiration to help you add value and beauty to your home with a creative chicken coop.
Think of your chicken coop as an extension of your home. This doesn’t mean you have to be super fancy – but you should consider general aesthetics as it will become a focal point in your yard. If you’re handy, there are several resources for building your own coop. Upcycling or reusing various materials is also an interesting idea. Or for those of you who lack the time, creativity or skill to create your own, there are several local businesses who design and build custom chicken coops. Check out Saltbox Design or Millworks Custom Sheds.
Make the most of your space by adding a rooftop garden to your coop!
We love this idea of using an old trailer past its prime to house your chickens.
Looking for further inspiration? Seattle Tilth is hosting its annual Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour on July 16, 2016. Enjoy an afternoon exploring some of the city’s most unique and inspiring urban farms.
And don’t forget to peruse our ‘Coop It Up’ Pinterest Board – lots of ideas sure to ruffle your feathers (in a good way)!