City Chickens: No Farm? No Problem!

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There’s something undeniably satisfying about enjoying an omelette or colorful frittata made with the freshest, organic eggs, but store prices are costly and a trip to the market is a lot farther than a trip to your own backyard. Why not bring the eggs to you? Creating your own chicken coop is a lot more affordable than you might think with already-made pens starting at just $150. And did you know you can actually order chickens for just a few dollars online? Isn’t technology amazing. Raising chickens can be fun and rewarding, especially as they produce nutritious eggs, organic fertilizer and are low-cost pets to maintain.

To get you started on putting all of your eggs in your own basket, here are a few fabulous options to create your own perfect coop!

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Trixie Outdoor Small Animal Mesh Cover Chicken Pen

This pine with waterproof-finish pen has a powder-coasted metal lattice, mesh cover lids that fold open on one side and a large side door with a metal slide latch. Perfect as a first start, this coop houses up to two standard size chickens.

Petsmart.com, $149.99

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Cape Cod Chicken Coop

How cute is this chicken run, nesting box and roosting bar? It definitely allows enough room for up to four chickens to stretch out their wings and move about more comfortably, and is constructed from Asian fire wood.

Wayfair.com, $254.99

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Precision Pet Hen House Chicken Coop

I find this white-washed nesting area and private sleeping space so charming! With an easy-to-clean floor pan and multiple doors for easy access, this four chicken coop will look lovely in any garden or yard.

Hayneedle.com, $279.99

 

 

Photo credit: Huffingtonpost.com

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