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coop designs that "hide" what they are?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by garnet, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. garnet

    garnet Out Of The Brooder

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    On one site I looked at they had "garbage can coops" for those who want to have chickens but have the kind of city where its illegal. (like my current dwelling) I'd love to see if anyone has built coops like this.
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Do you have a link? That sounds interesting
     
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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  4. garnet

    garnet Out Of The Brooder

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  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    It looks like a composter...LOL
     
  6. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    I made my coop to look like a garden shed. The run is 4 ft cedar fence with no space between boards.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the easiest would be a dog kennel with a dog house. Someone here built one that looked like a hot tub. I know people have used a greenhouse design, but I think that was more for recyc. than stealth. Another favorite is the playhouse.
     
  8. tknjk

    tknjk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think I am supposed to have them where I am, but I have a 7 ft. privacy fence so the city can............
    Ok i'll be nice what they don't know won't hurt them. [​IMG]
     
  9. nochickensyet

    nochickensyet Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't get over how much that Stealth Coop costs !!! Good grief, you could build one of those for what ....... $50.
    I never really thought of all yall that live in the big city where chickens wouldn't be allowed. How sad, like a few chickens would hurt anyone.
     
  10. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Playhouses and dog houses are good camouflage for the coop. Some people have built the coop under their deck. Arbors, lattice and dog kennels are good camouflage for the run.

    Getting quiet hens is the trickiest part. That's just luck, along with trial and error.
     

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