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!
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!
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