9 Structures You Won't Believe Are Chicken Coops!

By sumi · Sep 25, 2018 · ·
  1. sumi
    Who says a chicken coop has to be a standard square or rectangular shed-style building with a mesh run attached? The sky's the limit when it comes to designs for chicken coops that are, in some cases, simply out of this world.

    1. UFO Chicken Spaceship Coop

    What do you do with that UFO that crash landed in your backyard? Convert it into a coop of course! Jokes aside, what a brilliant use for some old satellite dishes!


    2. Maurice Chicken Coop Car

    A 1970 Morris Traveller was on its way to the scrap heap when it got rescued, and like its future occupants, got given a new lease of life!


    3. Hobbit House Chicken Coop

    Fans of the Lord of the Rings trilogy built their own bit of Middle Earth in their backyard with this amazing little Hobbit House Chicken Coop.


    4. The Chicken Castle

    Cordwood Construction is an old and wonderful building technique utilizing wood and mortar. Perfect for building your very own "Chicken Castle". And to make good use of a few empty bottles while you're at it!


    5. 1959 Bellboy Cuddy Cabin Boat Coop

    Roll, roll, roll your eggs, gently down the stream… The hens have... gone fishing! What a wonderful use for an old boat!


    6. Log Cabin / Cordwood Coop

    This member turned some reject timber, a few empty bottles and basic carpentry skills into a pretty cool coop!


    7. The Mini-barn

    Admit it, you'd want to move in here yourself! This chicken coop looks more like a guest cottage than a coop and it was built from reclaimed wood!


    8. Poultry-in-Motion

    A garage full of scraps, creativity and an idea for a visual pun lead to the creation of the Ford Model "Egg"​


    9. The Gypsy Chicks

    The sky's the limit with design and decorating options for this beautiful Gypsy Wagon coop!


    These are 9 of the most unusual coops in our Chicken Coops Index. Which one is your favourite and why? Let us know in the comments!

    We are constantly adding new pages to our index, so if you are building or have built an unusual or perfectly ordinary coop, we'd love to see it! See here for details.

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  1. alexa009
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Nov 22, 2018
    One of the best, structured coops I have ever seen. Each one is so diverse and creative! There are a lot of crafty chicken coops out there but take a visit to BYC if you want to find the best of best!:thumbsup
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  2. Haydog03
    "Clever Ideas!"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Nov 15, 2018
    I have ducks in a pen, so these chicken coops are so different for me! Different and amazing!
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  1. TomZilla43
    They are all absolutely cool and immensely creative, but if I had to choose one I guess it would be #7 the Mini-barn.
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  2. Abriana
    So cute! I love the ufo one but I think it would get hot, being metal. I like the chicken castle and the boat one. These are fabulous ideas!
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  3. townchicks
    I like all of them. I love it when people are creative, and reusing something that would have gone in the landfill is always a hit with me. I have to say, I am always a sucker for a gypsy wagon so it just slightly edges out the barn coop. The cordwood look is very appealing, and the Model Egg, darling. Oh this is hard, they're all great!
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  4. Frolick
    Wow! Those coops are amazing.
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  5. Texas Kiki
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  6. N F C
    Love them all, great creativity!

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