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! Read The Article Here.

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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! Read The Article Here.

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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. Read The Article Here.

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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! Read The Article Here.

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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! Read The Article Here.

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6. Log Cabin / Cordwood Coop

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

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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! Read The Article Here.

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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". Read The Article Here.

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9. The Gypsy Chicks

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

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These are 9 of the most unusual coops in our Chicken Coops Index. Which one is your favorite 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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