Yesterday we took a look at the mid century modern style playhouse that Cool Dad Luke built for his kids. Alas and alack, the chickens were envious, so Luke gave them their own little mid century modern chicken coop to match. Yes, I gotta say it: This retro chicken coop is surely a design to crow about.
As with the first story, I was so impressed that I could hardly believe Luke really built this. He wrote back:
Yes, I built it. It was fairly easy because I had already built the playhouse and the design is really similar. Plus it was easier because it didn’t have to be as sturdy. The design of the playhouse was really important because of all the force exerted by kids swinging at once!
Besides what I knew from the design of the playhouse, I also looked at the many designs of backyard chicken coops online – there are tons! And some of them are super elaborate and really well built.
Elevating the house so the chickens could go underneath is a great idea, they love going under there for shade and I think it feels more secure for them. I can’t remember where I saw that but it wasn’t my idea. I just spent a few evenings searching online and then mashed up the design of the playhouse with the things I saw online.
Wow, some nice chicken shack, for sure! Thanks, Luke, you rockadoodle-do! Wallpaper border below from Hannah’s, just for fun.