If you'd like to get in on the growing trend of backyard chicken keeping, but don't feel like building your own coop, it's worth taking a look at John Wright's Modern Coop. The striking, elegant design is made from post consumer reclaimed wood.on the web site.
Wright, who built the first coop for his wife, collects the cedar from a fence contractor. He says:
I eventually built a very strong coop that was basically bear proof, but was a bit over built. The current design is an evolution of the design process distilled down to a form that is fun, practical, as well as fairly advanced.
Wright sells the built coop for $790, you can also buy the plans for $125.