All Cooped Up



You tell me what chickens wouldn’t be happy to be “cooped up” in this great house?  I wouldn’t mind living there myself.  A lot of people are starting to keep chickens now and there are plenty of coop designs to choose from.  I found this one at The Art of Doing Stuff.  Karen at The Art of Doing Stuff built the above coop with no plans to speak of.  Now there are plans out there.  One site that sells them is Chez Poulet.  Here is a picture of the coop.  Is it coopalicious?  Not a word I know.

Chez Poulet Coup

Chez Poulet Coup

Would you build your own coop?  Would you do it without plans like Karen only to find some really great ones online a year later?  I’ve got to admit she has determination. Here is a story about two sisters who bought 40 chicks with no coop.  After keeping the chicks in the garage they decided to build a coop of their own because buying one was so expensive.

Tell me.  Would you like to have your own chicks?  Would you have to live in the country or would you build this or any of these other coops in your backyard and go for it?  Fresh eggs . . .


About lucygracesmom

I am a mom of one 9 year old and stepmother to three wonderful adults; ages 19, 22 and 24. The youngest child is in Fourth grade at Maxwell, a Spanish Immersion school in Lexington, KY. She enjoys playing violin and everything scientific. Mary Stewart is well into her third year of medical school at Case Western in Cleveland; Charles Morgan is beginning his final semester at College of Charleston; Betsy is living the college dream at Ole Miss in Oxford studying Business and the most fun ways to party. We are very blessed in the family department. My husband is a lawyer specializing in Intellectual Property, computer and entertainment law. We are in the seventh year since starting our own business, Montague Law PLLC. I have the title Operational Manager which means the administrative end of the business (yuk). We live in Lexington, KY or as many know it – horse country. Everything around here is horse and it is a very beautiful area to live in and to raise a family. I have a great many interests that span art, sciences, education, books, film, computer sciences and security and my greatest passion is design. One of my favorite blogs is Grace Bonney’s Design Sponge. I like living the simple life, spending time with my family and reading and writing about my interests in my blog. One of my hopes in developing this blog is to share with you the many things I enjoy so that you may enjoy them too. I love sharing cool information with people who appreciate it. I like pinning on Pinterest, keeping track of my high school friends, college friends and family on Facebook and don’t tell anyone, but I sometimes re-shelve books at the library because I enjoy it.

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