Cool Coops

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Cool Coops


This episode was proudly sponsored by Onduline.

In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, we discuss the considerations you need to take when you are building a chicken coop including: where to keep the food, how to space the perches, and are automatic doors all they are cracked up to be!?


Thank you to Onduline for sponsoring this podcast episode!  We also want to thank Rebecca Nickols of Community Chickens for putting together this compilation of cool coops.

While you listen please enjoy these links and images showing the cool coops that we look at during the conversation!

Our Podcast Guests Include

Amanda Sorrell is an associate editor for Mother Earth News magazine who is joining us from Seattle. She is interested in creative writing, making DIY home and beauty products, and learning herbal remedies.

Jeannette Beranger is the Senior Program Manager for The Livestock Conservancy. She uses her knowledge to plan and implement conservation programs, conduct field research, and advise farmers in their endeavors with rare breeds. She is co-author of the best-selling book “An Introduction to Heritage Breeds.”

Patricia Foreman is a sustainable agriculture author, local foods activist, and popular speaker. She (and her co-presenter, chicken celebrity Oprah Hen-Free) has presented workshops and book signings at major national festivals and conferences across the United States. She is the author of City Chicks. To help “Chick Start America,” she developed the Backyard Chicken Keeper Certification course.

Here is a collection of related articles you may enjoy:

Building a Chicken Coop

Build This Predator-Proof, Portable Chicken Coop for Your Backyard

What to Consider When Building a Chicken Coop: Sizing and Location

Find our Guests Books in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Store

An Introduction to Heritage Breeds
Chicken Tractor
Day Range Poultry
City Chicks

1. The Chick Compound

2. The Chick Inn

3. The Cottage Playhouse *Pat’s Favorite

4. Double Deck Chicken Coop

5.The Fort Coop

6. Pallet Coop

7. Pay it Forward Coop

8. The Porta Potty Coop

9. Recycled Counter Coop

 10. Re Purposed Car Coop

11. Re Purposed Trailer Coop

12. The Rustic / Whimsical Coop

13. The Wicked Chicken Saloon, Mercantile and No Tell-Hotel

14. Coop in an Hour (Video)

Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources that may pique your interests!

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