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Let me be the first to say that as a city dweller, I don’t know the first thing about raising or caring for chickens. Although I love that it looks like I have stylish coop options should I ever choose to pursue that. Anyway, as I was saying, I don’t know anything about raising chickens, save for what I might have picked up from Return to Oz, but I’m not putting any stock in that. (I mean, the chicken talks, so.) However, I do know what I think is lovely and delightful, and this sophisticated chicken coop from The Art of Doing Stuff fits the bill.

sophisticated coop

The details on this thing are amazing, from the practical (doors locked with magnets for security, pulley and eye hook system to open the door to the run) to the stylish (the lanterns, I can’t even). This swank coop may be the first thing to really make me want to own chickens someday. Although as my fellow blogger Rashon pointed out, it does kinda look like it could be a modern day outhouse, so maybe if the chicken-raising thing doesn’t pan out, I can try building one of those instead?

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  1. CplusE says:

    That is a beautiful coop! All I need is someone to build it and someone to clean it and I would own one in an instant! Oh, and I guess I'd better get some hens too! xD

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  4. Andrea says:

    I think it looks like a fab bunky.

  5. ronsodattle says:

    The coop is nice and fresh eggs in the morning theres nothing like it . I am not too sure about cleaning the coop though… lol guess i would try my hands at raising chickens and get someone else to clean the coop..lol

  6. freedomdoe says:

    This is absolutely great. I wish I had one here right now. I love fresh chicken eggs in the morning and I don't think I would be afraid to go inside this one to get the eggs!!!!

  7. Sarah says:

    That coops looks really nice, is this one of the designs from <a href="http://www.hencoopdesign.com” target=”_blank”>www.hencoopdesign.com ? As i thought of buying one from the site and built it myself, if it isn't too much of a hassle. :)

    • Briana@HGTV says:

      Sarah, this is what the original post said about the design: "And I’m sorry, but I do not have any building plans for the coop. I made it up as a I went with inspiration from both Heather Bullard’s Chez Poulet and Mitchell Snyder’s Modern Coop which was featured in Dwell online." Maybe you should track down her inspirations instead? Hope that helps! :)

  8. Annie says:

    Is this really a chicken Coop for real live chickens? Would love to see the inside!
    I also would really love to see a chicken coop that my Husband could build!, and I would not have to hire
    a Contractor!!

  9. Annie says:

    Thanks Briana,
    Awesome chicken coop. I would love it, but my Husband still can't build it haha..

  10. Nina says:

    magnets are not enough to hold doors even in the city when the racoons find your chickens. Watch out.

Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...


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