Maker Faire 2010: Chick-in-a-Box Makes Hen Houses Classy


Photos via Jaymi Heimbuch
Just Fine Design/Build showed off their beautiful design for a chicken coop at this weekend's Maker Faire. The creators, Kevin McElroy and Matt Wolpe, say that the Chick-in-a-Box is both a statement on food security and access as well as that nothing - even chicken coops - need to be ugly. The design is perfect for even small yards in urban areas, so that anyone can raise chickens without making their yard look like a farm.
Photo by Just Fine Design/Build

It's cute, colorful, and the chickens love it!


Photos via Jaymi Heimbuch

Just Fine Design/Build states, "Combining two of our passions (backyard gardening and smart design), the Chick-in-a-Box chicken coops are handmade in Oakland, CA and will provide your hens with a stylish home for many years. We currently have 2 designs and would love to work with individual clients to design and build a coop of any size or style! Most local ordinances permit up to at least 4 hens per yard, and hens typically lay almost an egg a day! I hope you like omelets.."

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