"Nogg" chicken house-RIDICULOUS!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kla37, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. kla37

    kla37 Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA

    is an article about a "contemporary" chicken house. It's shaped like an egg, which is cute, but there are a lot of problems with it. First of all, it's made of cedar, which we all know is very bad for chickens. There doesn't appear to have any predator protection. It is only big enough for 1 chicken, and they are social and there should be at least 2 or 3. No attached run. And the comments at the end of the article are full of people saying that chickens are dangerous to have as pets b/c of disease threats. Look it over and tell what you think!

  2. elmo

    elmo Songster

    May 23, 2009
    Oh, I quite agree! Can only have been designed by someone who has never seen a real, live chicken. Tiny, poorly ventilated, and I don't see how you get in there to clean it out.

    Except for the aromatic cedar (tsk, tsk) it might make an adequate nest box. I'll be they want an obscene price for it, too.
  3. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Songster

    Jun 9, 2010
    Richmond, MA
    what a silly thing! it might be fun if you wanted to keep your chickens in your living room! they could each go in "one at a time" for some food and water!
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Didn't look at the thing but it is perfectly fine to use aged/dried cedar for a chicken house. Cedar shavings are what has too much surface area leading to that "fresh" smell which is a airway irritant.

  5. ourlittleflock

    ourlittleflock Songster

    May 28, 2009
    North Carolina
    Lovely house - but not practical - dried cure cedar no problem that is what I have for my coop but it is completely open too.. so i agree with silkiechicken...

    Quote:the house needs to breath.. but man i think it would make a lovely yard ornament.....

    here is my coop setup
    and yes their huddle boxes are made of cedar with treated board for them to perch on the inside
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Anyone who buys this for anything other than a conversation piece knows nothing about chickens. Maybe in a year-round warm weather area it would be large enough to house two tiny bantam hens. I'm curious as to how the inside is accessed for cleaning??? As for the "disease" comments...LOL. Any animal that is not properly cared for will get dirty and can get diseases. My chickens are as clean and well cared for as my dogs and cats, and I'd much rather one of my chickens jump up on my lap than have my dog "kiss" me (I've seen some of the things he's eaten...lol).

    As for it being made of cedar...that doesn't bother me. It's really cedar shavings that are a no-no...cedar shingles or cedar structures should pose no threat to chickens.
  7. elmo

    elmo Songster

    May 23, 2009
    Quote:Certainly true, but they are advertising the "fresh smell" of the cedar as an advantage. If the cedar still has an odor to it, it's potentially a respiratory hazard, particularly with inadequate ventilation in an enclosed area as small as that little coop.

  8. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    It would make a great piece of garden art with a couple of metal or blown glass chickens. Live chickens? No way.
  9. Luke13:34

    Luke13:34 Songster

    Aug 3, 2010
    The Naugatuck Valley
    Well.. it looks nicer than the "garbage can coop." [​IMG]

  10. kla37

    kla37 Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    Quote:That's a good idea! But it probably costs a fortune too. Would make a cute doghouse for a little dog.....

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