architect-designed chicken coops

For this Seattle coop, a hinged panel opens from the outside for easy egg collection.

The nest box of this Seattle coop offers room for three chickens to lay eggs. A small entryway leads to the roost box, which has adjustable rods, a heater, and a hinged panel so waste can be cleaned from the outside.

The coop's green cement board, bar grating, and stained cedar echo the house's colors and materials.

A drawing by architect Allan Farkas shows the plan for his Seattle clients' coop.

Michael Viveiros' coop features a jaunty roofline that's a play on the gambrel form, and the barn-red board-and-batten siding matches the house's trim.

Michael Viveiros' coop is large enough to accommodate six hens.

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