So many folks have asked about building Cordwood Chicken Coops that I feel obliged to write a post about the subject.   Herein are some fine examples of cordwood “coupe-de-villes” for our little feathered, egg-laying friends.   These new roost boxes are courtesy of Tasha Hall. Tasha_Hall_chicken_coop15Chicken folks often have a good sense of humor, so here is a very little bit of it.Chicken joke from YES

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Tasha Hall of BC has added very colorful roost boxes for her egg laying friends.Tasha_Hall_chicken_coop13

Here is Tasha Hall’s cedar chicken masterpiece.  The birds look happy!Tasha Hall chicken coop9

There are shelves and window boxes for them to roost upon.Cordwood Chicken coop by Tasha Hall

The framework is sturdy and fortress-like.  If the chickens move out, this would be a fine guest cabin.

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Tasha Hall chicken coop11On the inside are roost sticks at various levels. Tasha Hall chicken coop6Tasha can check in on the residents through a hollowed out cedar log.Tony and Denise Sauna Minnesota1This is a sauna that could easily become a bird hotel.Tom Huber Chicken Coop

Above is Tom Huber’s cordwood sided chicken coop in Watervliet, Michigan.Tom Huber Super Chicken Coop

Here is Tom’s super coop in Potsdam, NY.  Tom wrote about this design in the Cordwood Conference Papers 2011. Seattle city chicken coop tour via Green TilthThis round bird house was built by “Cementitious-Man” near Seattle, Washington.  I don’t think that is a new species of homo sapiens. Dog House with cc,org logo for TMEN

This started out as a dog house, but you can see endless possibilities.

Should you wish to learn how to build a cordwood chicken coop, cottage, cabin or home, please visit   While you are there, click on the pictures, read the brief articles, check out the latest workshops and newsletter and if you are interested click on the Online Bookstore to see all the cordwood literature available in print and ebook format.

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Readers have requested a brief bio, so here goes:

“Richard & Becky Flatau built their mortgage-free cordwood home in 1979 in Merrill, Wisconsin. Since then, they have written books, conducted workshops, facilitated the 2005,  2011 and 2015 Cordwood Conferences and provided consultation for cordwood builders.  Cordwood Construction: Best Practices and Cordwood Conference Papers 2015 are the newest publications available from their online cordwood bookstore.