Friday, December 07, 2012

Chicken Run





The backyard chicken craze
has gone as expected, with folks now able to buy expensive and elegant chicken coops online from the very-whitebread folks at Williams and Sonoma, which now have an "agrarian" unit for the fad-farmers of suburbia.
 
The coop designs are excellent, and anyone with access to Home Depot and a heap of scrap lumber should be able to knock off their own without too much trouble and considerable savings. 

The Williams and Sonoma units are made by the good folks at The Green Chicken Coop in Michigan, and they have more designs (and slightly lower prices) at their excellent web site.   The folks at Williams and Sonoma are also selling the backyard beehive dream.
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4 comments:

Meryl said...

Got the catalog of this stuff the other day and the husband and I were cracking up. Seven hundred bucks to miss the fun of cussing at each other as we built our coop ourselves--no way! ;)

Ruth said...

I saw an idea, online, to use an old backyard trampoline as the basis for a chicken coop. Thought it was an awesome idea, and much cheaper than spending what William Sonoma wants for it....

Kathleen said...

Lovely coops. What happens when the hens get old and don't reproduce?

PBurns said...

At my house, it would be stir fry.