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Making an "Architectural Statement" with an Urban Chicken Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by calista, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. calista

    calista Songster

    Jan 27, 2010
    DH has a veteran friend who lives in Portland whose wife is taken with the idea of backyard chickens. So far, so good...

    They live in an upscale neighborhood and the wife wants a very fancy coop for her allowed three hens. She selected the 2010 Metrocoop. Here's the product description:

    Over the last several years, we’ve worked with many of our valued chicken keeping customers and some very talented local designers and architects to develop the Pistils’ MetroCoop. This modern, modular coop is not only highly functional — for ease of egg harvesting, clean-out, etc. (and customizable) — but it’s sure to make an attractive architectural statement in any backyard.

    standard footprint: approx. 11’ x 5’ (ideal for 3-5 hens) / critter-proofed, walk-in aviary with full-sized door / exterior cedar construction for extended durability / large henhouse doors for ease of clean-out / egg harvesting hatch on henhouse exterior / multiple perches and nesting boxes / decorative woven wire / approx. $4,000, dependent on features


    More of us need to get into the high-end coop-building business!

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  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    I could make something nicer with the scrap wood from home depot and all the leftover crap laying around my yard.

    Me thinks you and I should start a business. I'll build it---out of recycled GREEN materials---and you hunt down the customers.

  3. patman75

    patman75 Songster

    $4000?!?! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I think I found a possible side business. I made mine for far less than that.
  4. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    Calista--is your friend interested in some rare Dodo birds? I have 3-5 we could fit in her new coop.
  5. lowry075

    lowry075 Songster

    Mar 29, 2011
    Southern California
  6. calista

    calista Songster

    Jan 27, 2010
    Quote:Deal! And we will supply three goose eggs with each completed coop that are guaranteed to hatch into dodos!

    Speaking of recycled green materials, DH reported today that his vet friend nearly had a heart attack when he was shown the price tag to keep three hens in the lap of luxury, and a very animated argument followed with DW, who finally agreed to give up her Metrocoop when DH threatened to cut up her credit cards. [​IMG]

    DH did some research on his own for an snooty coop with a more realistic price tag and found -- THE HEN HEDGE!

    "The modern box offers elegant housing for the chickens, along with a style that blends into the discerning homeowner's exterior decor. The green roof and green wall provide shading along with blending into the landscape, and the design featured the option of either tractor or fixed coop, depending on the needs of the owners."




    I think we should go with this design to introduce "living fences" to all of suburbia! Let's dream big!
  7. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Songster

    May 5, 2011
    Western NC
    My Coop
    3-5 chickens! For that money, I want a bigger flock [​IMG]

  8. wayne hulgan

    wayne hulgan Chirping

    Jul 24, 2011
    and my wife thought mine was expensive.
  9. kestrel42

    kestrel42 In the Brooder

    Mar 7, 2011
    Portland, Oregon
    I live in Portland, and I DID check out the Pistles coop. I just simply could not believe anyone would pay that much money for a coop when you could build one for so much less. Seriously people...
  10. elmo

    elmo Songster

    May 23, 2009
    $4000 and for that you get woven wire not welded? That's chicken wire. Do they give you free replacement chickens when yours get killed by predators who get inside the coop?

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