Wacky chicken coop is made out of vintage police car (Video)

Bendetto Burfalino
© Bendetto Burfalino

As we've seen countless times before, there are quite a few unorthodox examples of chicken coops out there, be they chicken chapels, swooping Swedish dwellings with an ocean view, or more "egg-cessive" options costing a cool hundred grand.

Taking the humouristic high road, French artist Bendetto Burfalino -- known for quirky art installations such as this phone booth aquarium -- took an old 1970's police car and converted it into a chicken coop by gutting it and wrapping parts of it in chicken wire to make it habitable.

Bendetto Burfalino© Bendetto Burfalino

Bendetto Burfalino© Bendetto Burfalino

Calling it "La Voiture de Police Poulailler" (literally "police car chicken coop"), it's also a bit of word play on the fact that in the francophone world, the police are sometimes colloquially referred to as "chickens" (similar to the anglophone reference of police as "pigs").

Bendetto Burfalino© Bendetto Burfalino

Best of all, the steering wheel and clutch have been left intact, as if the chickens are ready to drive off. It's a brilliant example of creative re-use, though we hope those chickens will be wearing some chicken diapers to preserve that vintage interior. More over at Bendetto Burfalino's website.

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