Columbus Urban Chicken Coop Tour
Over one hundred guests toured urban chicken coops around central Ohio today. Generous hosts provided information, chicken-themed snacks, and viewing of many breeds. The coops included creatively re-purposed materials and a variety of solutions to common problems like predators, small spaces, and the chickens' need to forage. As I dropped of shoe covers to prevent cross-contamination provided by City Folk's Farm Shop, I took these pictures to provide a virtual tour:
Coop inside a garage with run outside and door in between.
Cupboard remade into a coop inside dog kennel.
Two ways of using Omlet coops, one winterized with straw bales, one winterized with plastic top.
Children's climber re-purposed as a coop with decorative flowers.
Shed attached to garage now used as a urban chicken coop with nest boxes inside.
Strings over run to deter flying predators.
What do you think of these urban coops?