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. Chicken folks often have a good sense of humor, so here is a very little bit of it.
Tasha Hall of BC has added very colorful roost boxes for her egg laying friends.
Here is Tasha Hall’s cedar chicken masterpiece. The birds look happy!
There are shelves and window boxes for them to roost upon.
The framework is sturdy and fortress-like. If the chickens move out, this would be a fine guest cabin.
On the inside are roost sticks at various levels. Tasha can check in on the residents through a hollowed out cedar log.This is a sauna that could easily become a bird hotel.
Above is Tom Huber’s cordwood sided chicken coop in Watervliet, Michigan.
Here is Tom’s super coop in Potsdam, NY. Tom wrote about this design in the Cordwood Conference Papers 2011. This round bird house was built by “Cementitious-Man” near Seattle, Washington. I don’t think that is a new species of homo sapiens.
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 www.cordwoodconstruction.org 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. www.cordwoodconstruction.org