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CONTEMPORARY CHICKEN COOPS

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CONTEMPORARY CHICKEN COOPS

By Angela Cabotaje

Consider the chicken—coop, that is. With the “city chicken” movement taking root in many areas, especially Seattle, it’s only fitting to shine the spotlight on the cool coops that our feathered friends call home.

Coops are as varied as their hens, ranging from modest to elaborate, blandly designed to strikingly contemporary. Seattle Tilth is even organizing a chicken coop and urban farm tour on July 13 to highlight the various roost stylings around town. To get in the spirit, we pecked around and picked some of our favorite modern chicken coops.

BREED RETREAT

The brainchild of Dutch designer Frederik Roijé, this multilevel chicken retreat has great architectural presence, mimicking midcentury modern homes with floor-to-ceiling windows, clean lines, and dark-stained wood.
Price tag: Inquire at info@roije.com

CHICKEN CO-OP

Designed with efficiency in mind by New York’s RAAD Studio, this triple-tiered coop is flat-packed and can be assembled in a matter of hours (no tools required). Chickens can slip from nesting boxes to perches through whimsical egg-shaped doorways. The Co-Op makes use of sustainable solutions, such as passive cooling and heating methods, as well as a solar-powered fan.
Price tag: $3,500

SALTBOX DESIGNS

This local chicken coop manufacturer is based out of Ballard and creates modern and classic coops in five different styles. Crafted from Western red cedar, the Island and Econocoop both feature modern shed roofs, while the Gothic Ark has a sloped gable roof made from corrugated metal.
Price tag: $495–$995 base price

MAKE ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN STUDIO

Make, a Seattle-based architecture firm founded by Nicole Starnes Taylor, designed a portable chicken coop with an industrial-modern look. It features horizontal wood slats, a sleek skillion roof, and metal-screen sides. Caster feet let urban farmers wheel the coop—and its hens—around to help aerate, weed, and fertilize soil.
Price tag: Inquire at (206) 335-1211

NOGG

A cheeky take on the classic coop, this egg-shaped version from the UK is crafted from warm cedar wood and boasts smooth edges and a contemporary glass skylight. It fits up to four chickens and has a clean, seamless design.
Price tag: Inquire at info@nogg.co

CHICUBE

Available through Williams-Sonoma, this contemporary coop features a single-pitch roof and adjustable hinged ramp. Its minimal look and white-and-silver color scheme perfectly complement a modern home, while the composite panels are sturdy, easy to clean, and weather resistant.
Price tag: $399.95

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