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Today I am so happy to be a guest for Heidi of Birds of a Feather’s Show Me Your Coop party !! I am here to show you both my coops today, my chickens, and talk about raising chickens. I definitely am on a mission to promote responsible chicken ownership as well, Please don’t go out and buy some chickens just so you can have a pretty coop! :)

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Welcome to my coop!

 

 

My Coop is 8×12 feet. I have 30 chickens, that are free ranged, and have over an acre to run around free. They come in the coop only to lay their eggs and at night to keep safe from predators.  They have been trained to come in the coop on their own at night, and they all trail in one by one around dusk…..And who wouldn’t want to spend the night in this luxurious Boutique Chicken Hotel???

 

 I raise mostly cochin chickens, but I also have silkies, frizzles, araucanas and easter eggers (these chickens lay pastel colored eggs!)

All of my chickens work for me, giving our family and friends eggs, but they are also my pets. They are all hand fed, and very friendly. They come when called, and will sit in your lap for hours eating berries and cracked corn. My favorite chicken is Liberty, my beautiful Bantam Cochin Rooster…..

 

 See him there on the back of the chair?? He’s just a little guy, and he has the sweetest crow…..

 

 

 

Of course I love vintage, so when we built this coop, I knew that I would have fun decorating it.  Now please keep in mind, while the coop is decorated and stays this way on a daily basis, it isn’t always this clean.  Here’s the REAL DEAL……chickens are extremely messy and they poop a lot. To keep this coop looking like this, I clean it on a daily basis, with a thorough cleaning bi weekly. And my chickens are only in it overnight! If you had this many chickens in a coop all the time, and they could not be free ranged during the day, you would be hauling out wheelbarrows full of poop per day. This is why I want to really tell people the truth so everyone doesn’t run out and buy chickens thinking they will be  a new thrill to own. They can be a lot of work, but the rewards of owning them are precious. Who doesn’t want to come out everyday to the coop and see this??

 

 

 

 

This big, fluffy white hen, is Narnia….. 

 

 

here’s one of my silkies Emma,  on her nest…..While this breed of chicken typically isn’t as friendly as others, their feathers actually feel like soft fluffy fur….it’s amazing to feel!!

 

 

Chickens  need roost. This is in their nature, and they will be much happier if you provide this for them. They can fly up to the roost, or if you are like me, and clip your chickens wing, (sounds inhumane, but I will explain more in a minute) then you need to provide some way for them to get to the roost if it is up high if they cannot fly. I use a vintage ladder, which allows them to get to the roost, but also to use as a roost!

 

 

Wing clipping. I do it. It does not hurt, it is equivalent to you or me getting a haircut. I do it because I have dogs who like to eat chicken dinner and I don’t want my beloved chickens to fly over the fence. To clip a chicken’s wing, you only need trim one wing. This throws them off balance, thus not being able to fly. You pull out their wing straight and carefully cut only the last ¼ of the wing tip feathers. Clipping a chicken’s wing also makes it much more accessible to predators, therefore I recommend that they always have a safe place to be locked up, especially at night!

 

I used lots of  vintage farm things I have collected over the years, and recently. I found this beautiful cow print and framed it in one of my vintage frames. Yes, I know it’s a chicken coop, but I figured as long as it had a “farm theme” I was safe, right?

 

 

 And while I am at it, why not throw in a bunny? This is a door stopper to hold open the vintage screen door used to keep the chickens out of the feed area. 

 

 

 Everyone who has seen my coop in person, always asks me what the “6″ on the screen door means…..

 

 

 It means I like cool, vintage numbers I find at flea markets, so I buy them. That’s what it means!:)

 

The chandelier on the other hand, has more meaning.

 

I have made myself a goal of having a chandelier in every room of my house, so I thought 

“Why stop there? Let’s put one in the coop too!”

I think it works, what about you???

And truly, it does work…..

Here’s a fun and interesting chicken tip :

Not getting any eggs in the winter? Chickens need light to lay eggs.  There are not enough daylight hours in winter, so put a light in the coop to extend the day and trick the chickens into thinking they need to lay!

So, the chandie is not only pretty, BUT FUNCTIONAL!!!

 

  *LOVE* anything GALVANIZED……

Two of these are vintage, and the other is new. The are used for the chicken’s feed, and I found this amazing old trash trolley at a shop in Spokane. It works perfectly to hold the feed buckets!

 

 

 So there you have it……let’s back out and close the door on this coop, and let me take you on over to the other side of the farm……….

 

 

 

 

I really need to show you my original chicken coop, for it is very, very special to me, and has a lovely story……..

I started out originally only having 3 chickens. They lived in the barn, and did not have a coop of their own. We were very busy building our house (for 5 long years, and still not done….but that’s another story…)

Spending almost every weekend working on building our house, left me with a lot of mommy guilt for sticking my children in front of the TV for hours on end on the weekends while we busted our butts doing construction….

One day I heard for the millionth time (hence the mommy guilt…)

“Mom, I’m Bored!!!!!!!!!!!!”

I told my then 12 year old daughter to go get on the internet and “google” cute chicken coops, and try to find something for me to buy for the chickens. I thought this would keep her busy for at least 20 minutes or so, relieving her boredom.

Approximately 3 hours passed, and I had not heard a peep out of her. I started to wonder if she had perhaps fallen asleep at the computer……

Just when my curiosity began to get the best of me, she appeared, hands full of papers, rulers and pencils.

In that 3 hour time period, she had researched coops, gotten graph paper, rulers and pencils, and had drawn a to scale version of her own architecturally designed coop. You see, my daughter is very “mathematically inclined” and says she wants to now be an architect when she grows up. What she had drawn was amazing, and she had even produced a materials list and theorized finishing materials. She had thought about where the chickens would eat, sleep and how they would get in and out of the coop. I was so amazed and impressed, we quit construction on the house, loaded up the kids and made our thousandth and one trip to Home Depot. This time, not for bathroom materials, but for the so lovingly designed coop. My daughter insisted on building it with her father for “Me”, and she helped every step of the way, using all the tools necessary, and even finishing it off with vintage materials she knew I would love. She even knew it would be important to me for it to match the house, and she even thought of that detail. So, you can see why this little coop is very, very important to me….

 We still use this coop, even though it was a necessity to build a new one to house our ever growing chicken population.

This is now the special coop where we can lock up certain chickens to nest upon their eggs, or when new pullets come to the farm to grow up.

It resides in a place of honour, at the edge of the kitchen garden, a place we all love to come and enjoy….

 

 Here is a few close ups of the doors she made on the nest boxes to be able to collect the eggs easily. Notice her use of vintage ceiling tiles and glass knobs……way to make her momma proud !

 

 

 And there you have it….

The coop, the whole coop and nothing but the coop………

I hope you enjoyed the party!!

 

 

Post Script…….If you have any chicken questions, I would be more than happy to answer them! Be sure to leave a comment with your questions, and I will answer every one I know the answer to!

xoxoxo, Tiffany

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Drea - March 16, 2013 - 11:02 am

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One more question, what do you use in your coop for bedding and nesting bins? How do you keep it so clean and what products would you recommend? Thanks again!

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Too fancy for chickens

Connie - October 10, 2012 - 7:58 am

Love this! You are my kinda farm girl. I love shabby chic, I LOVE chickens (had some many years ago here on our little farm, are making plans for a coop and getting some more lovely ladies next spring along w/some turkeys, goats and a couple of calves thrown in the mix), and I love peeling paint, old rusty things and this has given me so many ideas. We completely gutted our old farm house and have been rebuilding for a couple of years. Can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel and now we are getting back into the livestock/bees, orchard business. We have 14 grands that are so excited about coming to Grandma and Grandpa’s for some “chores”. Thanks for your wonderful ideas : )

ellen daniels - October 1, 2012 - 8:28 am

Hi! First, I am NOT computer savvy, and happened on your site by accident. Probably won’t find it again, so if you could send me an e-mail, that would be wonderful.
You mention all your girls are lap-sitters. How did you accomplish that? Ours are Old English Game Bantams, purchased as pullet or hen, since we are city and can’t risk roos :( . Those that are chow-hounds will hop on us happily, but lose interest after the food is gone. Our shy one will stay for food AFTER she is chased down and captured. Our first (now gone) was SO sweet; I miss having one who WANTS to be with you, even without food.
Suggestions?
THANK YOU for your post, your kindness to chickens (and people), and any thoughts you may have for me.

Cassandra Monson - September 29, 2012 - 1:25 pm

I sincerely LOVED this story with all the pictures. The part about your daughter creating the coop was fabulously written and will be sweetly treasured in my heart! Write on :)

angus - September 16, 2012 - 1:55 am

I am in Australia and I loved your chook story. I have made a new coop and demolished my old crappy one but my chickens still roost at the site of their original coop. I move them in after dark but they still head back the following night.

Leslee - September 13, 2012 - 1:04 pm

I have an old iron gazbo that I would like to turn into a chicken coop. Do you have any ideas on how to do that? I want it to feel like a sweet retreat like your coop. I would like to use old dressers to roost on and lay eggs in, but i need ideas on how to do that. I am a newbie (can you tell) so any ideas would greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help Leslee W.

Highland Girls - September 4, 2012 - 10:02 pm

I loved reading your story. We currently have 22 hens, 13 chicks, and are always looking to improve the system. I love your ideas and really love your daughter’s coop. Tin tile doors? Brilliant!

Mary Davis - September 2, 2012 - 8:27 pm

My Granddaughter Rayney and I share your enthusiasm with chickens and the coop they live in. We have 14 hens and 2 roosters and house them in a 1890s milk house that my husband moved onto our property.
I was so excited to see that I’m not the only one that loves her chickens and the wonderful surroundings that we can provide for them. I am truely inspired by your love, style and hard work….Can’t wait to see more!

deanna - August 25, 2012 - 12:30 am

I loved reading your story as well as seeing your pictures of your coop. I was also very happy to see you live in Seattle. I am in Oregon. Which kinda makes this story for me more humbling.. lol! I have a coop that is old and falling apart on the property that we rent our house. I want to turn it into something for myself to go out to and unwind and do homework. You just gave me wonderful ideas. I can’t wait to get started on my project. thank you again.. Deanna

Melissa - July 28, 2012 - 7:00 pm

I love, love, loved reading about your chickens & coop! What fun….&work…it must be! How NEAT!

Nikki - July 10, 2012 - 9:43 pm

wonderful coop! Kudos to your kiddo for the design of the first one; it’s truly inspired and I love the doors to the roosting boxes.

I’m still in the investigation mode and it looks like I would put my urban chicks close to my house. If I had to I could put in an electric bulb but was wondering if you or anybody else here had any success with egg production in winter and using only solar lighting. Does the weaker wattage make a difference?

Thanks for sharing your experience!

Darci Davis - June 24, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Of course I agree, your Coop is a special one. We bought 4 yellow buffs last week. We plan to make our coop next weekend by extending our shed. What is your trick for cleaning your coop? A metal tray or line in plastic are our idea’s to keep floor from rotting? Vintage is so classy, my girlfriend called me a redneck. SMILES

Ellen - May 30, 2012 - 3:49 pm

Your Lucky Birdies live in the most beautiful B & B ! I personally think a chandelier makes perfect sense, but I’m no expert on chickens. Actually, we are trying to decide between raising chickens or ducks or both at the moment, and the research is a lot of fun, and a little overwhelming sometimes. Thanks for the Happy-Hit! Do you really find your Silkies to be less personable than the Cochins? Any breed advice for a newbie “wanna-be Bird Hotelier” ? I think you totally covered the important stuff like decor just beautifully. ;)
Warm and Happy Thoughts, Ellen

Martha Lynn - May 19, 2012 - 4:04 pm

I LOVE your coop. I actually am very new to chickens, I want just 3 hens to start…. I guess I could learn alot from you! I have no Math sense or skills in building…I am very creative though! I hatched some chickens in an incubator that I made out of a cardboard box in Jr. High, I am making my coop out of pallets and such. I have a friend that said he would help me but he hasen’t soooo, I just decided to do it myself I have done a lot of research but depending on the size of the pallet that I pick up for free, that’s how my design is being formed, just like a puzzle. I do have a question about how high the roost can be, I have seen them from very low almost touching the floor to rather high, which is best? Thanks for shareing your coop and knowledge! Martha

Chrisitna - May 14, 2012 - 10:09 pm

Beautiful coop! I am inspired. I have not had any luck locating Araucana breeders in Vancouver, Canada. Where did you get your chicks from? Hope you have a wonderful summer on the farm.

patsy Klein - May 13, 2012 - 7:46 pm

Hi I wanted to get more information about your georgous coop.
Is the whole coop with the chaie etc 8′X12′ or just the coop area?
I assume the chickens feed and roost there, or at least roost there.

Waht d o you feed them> I have 35 chickens and am ready to revamp and adding extra areas for them to roam about 2500 square feet.

Thanks,

Patsy

Holly - May 12, 2012 - 6:23 pm

What a coop! Great job, Tiffany!! Thank you so much for telling us that it’s not always this clean. ;) We just bought 3 little pullets this week. It’s my first time to have chickens in years.

Kathy Botard - May 10, 2012 - 3:09 pm

I just reread your chicken coop page. Your daughter is amazing.

Erica Vossler - May 4, 2012 - 1:04 pm

I thought my chicken coop was posh until I found yours! Over the top and I love it. I’m trying to figure out exterior paint colors and having some problems because of the green metal roof I have to work with. I have to say, I added three ducklings this year and have fallen more deeply in love than ever. They are adorable!!!

Hayley - May 2, 2012 - 12:37 pm

Be still my heart…I ADORE both your coops!! My husband just finished drawing plans for our first coop and we are so excited to get started. We’re only going to have 5 chickens, 2 of which hopefully being silkies. I wanted to ask if your silkies use the nesting boxes and roosts that the other chickens use? I know siklies are more on the petite side and wasn’t sure if we should do some lower access laying boxes and roosts…thoughts?? Thanks!!

Monika - May 2, 2012 - 5:54 am

This is so beautiful! We have a chicken coop but it is not nearly as pretty as yours! I will have my husband check yours out and get inspired ;-)

Karen - April 26, 2012 - 7:57 am

Beautiful coop! Although I wanted to mention, your white Silkie is a rooster. Only males have those “streamers” from the back of their head.

Ashley - April 24, 2012 - 2:11 pm

I love your oh so chic chicken coop…definitely much nicer than anything our chickens had when I was a kid. But what I really loved was your story about your first coop. It reminded me of my childhood and how my dad would always help me bring my ideas to life…like the time I wanted to turn my old balance beam into a flower planter. My dad passed away 7 years ago and I cherish every memory of those projects we did together. It brought a smile to my heart to think of your daughter doing the same with her dad. Thank you for sharing :)

Sam Winover - April 23, 2012 - 4:48 pm

I absolutely love your chicken coop. I saw the article in the current Hobby Farms issue and ran to the web to send you a note. I live in Dallas, Texas and my yard was featured on our garden tour in 2007. I have 5 “girls” and yes, I was the girl with the Chandelier in her coop! We have so much fun in our little neighborhood that we now have many chicken coops in the uptown area and just celebrated our 2nd annual Chicken Coop Tour. Keep up the good work.

Lisa - April 15, 2012 - 9:04 pm

I have my husband on board with me, the chickens, coop. The whole nine yards! I am so excited and can’t wait. Could you tell me what the flooring is made of? I know probably a silly question, but I love the look. Also I will have to build a run next to my coop, or my girls will be lunch to my Golden Retriever and Labradoodle. Is there a minimum height and should it be covered (hope not)? I just want the run to be just as pretty. Nothing to take away Cottage Coop. Any advise would be great. I love the blog!
Thanks, Lisa

Anna Hanley - April 12, 2012 - 8:28 pm

Hi There, I love, love your coop. I dream of having something like it someday. I think every day I wish there was room for a chair or bench. Well, for now I can dream maybe someday. We just built a coop it’s 8ft by 4 ft by 5 ft high. We have 9 chickens so far, and we plan on getting more love taking care of them, and my grandson enjoys joining me everyday to care for them. Love your blog and also the article in the Hobby Farm (Chicken) magazine. Blessings to you, Anna

Michelle Pieske - April 11, 2012 - 8:34 am

Loved the “chicken party”! I am a first time “chicken Mom”. My question is that I am keeping the chicks that are almost 4 weeks old now, in my office in the house. I live in Michigan and I am asking when are they able to got outside. I researched and asked others chicken friends about this. The chicks seem to have feathers now for warmth. Is it too early to put them outside in the coop? I would put the heat lamp out there for sure. One friend suggested to half the 8 x 8 shed and keep them in one half with the heat lamp. It is still getting down into the 30 degress at night. I just dont want to put them out there and freeze them. Help!!
Michelle

Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl - April 9, 2012 - 6:11 am

I had seen this post awhile ago and then forgot to save it – now it’s pinned on pinterest and I’m following your blog and facebook. New fan here ! Love what I see !

sammy - April 7, 2012 - 6:43 am

Totally stunning chicken house! you are so on my wave length, i love all vintage shabby chic stuff but its so hard to find orignal pieces here in the uk,love going to french markets/ car boot sales, i totally adore old milk churns, bushel boxes (old wooden fruit boxes) old ploughs, cart wheels, old baskets etc when i see something my mind goes into overtime with the things i could do to it or sometimes in its rough poor old state looks amazing as it is,
i love my 5 girls and my handsome cockeral, (did have 50 odd, but had visit from fox in broad daylight!) just in the middle of painting their new coop, yes you have guessed, to make it look old!! lol in a totally stunning forget me knot blue, so love the colour!

Sarah - April 6, 2012 - 1:59 pm

LOVE UR COOP. it is my inspiration!!!
just moved to ten acres and can’t wait to build my own coop and get some hens!!! i’m all the way from Christchurch, New Zealand.

wendy Erratt - March 30, 2012 - 6:45 pm

Loved the article and your coop. I’m wondering if you could elaborate more on how you train them to come in at night. I tried free range chickens last year and the coyotes go all but 2 of them. So I would like to try it the same as you. Any info would be helpful. I live on an acerage in rual Saskatchewan, Canada. Thanks so much

Mary-Ellen - March 29, 2012 - 6:01 pm

My husband said he probably shouldn’t show this to me….he was right! Now he has to build it! I’ll be looking for a chandelier also. We are new to chickens…have 6 chicks and will be building the coop next week…fun time ahead. Thanks for sharing. He too is a photographer and will have to post when finished.

Ali Agins - March 26, 2012 - 3:05 pm

Love Love the coop. Right now we have 3 chickens and we have a chain link pen with a top. The hen houses are two large dog houses and they just won’t do! Every morning I have to do the poop patrol and I use the dog pooper scooper with works just great. Has the rake and the scooper with long handles. I’m after my husband every day to get a real coop.

The girls are always so eager to get out in the morning to roam around scratching and pecking on our acre. They do go in the pen by themselves at dusk.

Love your web site. A friend in Hawaii sent it to me. I live in Southern Calif.

Debbie - March 24, 2012 - 7:18 pm

LOVE your coop, your post.. Very inspiring. I live on 7000 sq ft in the city. I really want chickens for their fresh free range organic eggs, and the experience of them as well. How many chickens do I need and how much time/money/energy will they take( probably wont invest in a chandy although i will drool over yours). We eat a lot of eggs. Kids eat them every morning and of course the usual baking…
Thanks for the inspiration and insight!

Lisa - March 5, 2012 - 2:34 pm

I cannot get over this coop! It is amazing!!! We recently moved to the country and have been searching for the perfect coop to build. Would you mind sharing if you built this from scratch or if you found a Pre Fab Shed and added on? I am planning on making mine asap. I have so many things in my attic that I need to use. This is a perfect way to keep them. Even if it means a little poop patrol. Thank You for sharing this again! I Love it !!!!

Barbara - March 3, 2012 - 12:06 pm

Hi Tiffany,
Your coop is fabulous! I was wondering the dimensions. If you don’t mind I am going to use some of your fabulous ideas for a coop on my Vineyard that people tour . They would love this as an addition to the chickens! Barbara

Heather Bryan - February 26, 2012 - 12:53 pm

I was soooo inspired when I saw the picture of your coop in How Women Cook. I loved the short bio they did on you … not afraid to get dirt under your fingernails…loves to work hard – I was feeling so alone until I saw your coop! It’s absolutely perfect the way you have designed and furnished it! I love the fact that you are also a working girl, artistic, ethically responsible and so willing to share. I am sure I will be drawn back to your site time and time again for pick me ups when I need to balance work and beauty. You’ve really got that balance down!

Can you tell me what you do with your chickens when they no longer lay eggs?

Kind regards, dear lady, and thank you for being YOU!

Heather

Melissa - February 22, 2012 - 3:25 pm

Wow! Your coop is absolutely beautiful! I truly believe in giving our pets a beautiful & comfortable place to live & play. My husband are planning on raising a few chickens here in Texas. I am interested in the easter egg layers. The gorgeous colors are so unique! Do you have any advise/hints on how to start out? I hope to create a lovely place for my future chicks just as you did!

Claire Taylor - February 19, 2012 - 9:19 pm

This coop is the most amazing thing EVER. Just when I thought I had finalised the design for my chicken (or chook as we say down under here in Australia)house, I see these photos of yours and they totally blow my mind. CONGRATULATIONS on an amazing job…..and thanks so much for sharing your talents!

Beth @ My Destiny - February 4, 2012 - 11:22 am

Wow, I LOVE your coop. It makes mine look pathetic. I have 25 Rhode Island Red hens and one proud rooster which makes a total of 26 chickens.

Do you cover your fence where your chickens roam? If not, how do you keep the hawks away? Also, do you have a post showing how to trim the wings?

Blessings!
Beth

homeschool 4 muslims - January 18, 2012 - 12:26 am

hi
yes i loved your coops and the story behind them, but i know they r not for me, i have a very basic but very functional coop which has no fancy items in them (vintage or otherwise :) ) but your coop (i mean your chikcne coop) was surely an eye candy, thnx for sharing.

what i really want to know is how did u train your chickens to return to the coop every night? i am a true beginner when it comes to keeping chikcens and right now i hv 7 of them, 3 pullets and 4 even smaller than a pullet, but though they do come near me when i go there with food, they r not at all ready to be touched and sitting in my lap looks a long way away.so how did u train them to return to coop and how did the friendship started? i hv only got these chicken with me for the last 15 days but would like them to be my pets.

sorry for the long rambling question,

Mrs Bok - January 6, 2012 - 11:28 pm

Oh your coop is the most gorgeous thing!! Lucky hens!

Michelle @ Simplify, Live, Love - January 4, 2012 - 6:51 am

So cute! You have just redefined stinky chicken coops for me! :-)

Lon - December 22, 2011 - 10:14 am

Was just realizing that if you ran plexiglass in front of your chicken wire, you’d have a lot less cleaning to do.

Ashleigh - November 2, 2011 - 12:40 pm

Love your gals! I’m a big Chickenmomma myself so can totally relate. I am the only person under 60 in our local Fur and Feather Club! Love the coop – mine is not as amazing but one day it will be. We have Americauna’s, RIR’s & Leghorns. Makes fora great rainbow of eggs when you open the carton! Thanks for sharing your girls with us! If your really a chicken addict you should check out a site I just found. poutryswapontario.com or net or something… worth a look for the addicts and they have monthly photo contests!

mandy neely - October 31, 2011 - 9:57 am

love love the chicken coop!! i have frizzels and they are the sweetest!! is there anywhere that will show the plans of your coop, how to build the outside and such. thanks so much mandy neely

iheartsunnydays - October 29, 2011 - 8:18 pm

This is the most divine and luxurious chicken coop I have ever seen! Simply stunning. I wish my HOUSE looked as good as this :)

Brenda - October 15, 2011 - 8:48 pm

Love your coop and all your ideas! I think we may br related! Ha, all look so much like what I woul do. We are getting chickens soon and I aresorcindifferent coops, of course yous is by far the prettiest. I have a question un related to the coop. Is that an apron you are wearing? If it is where did you fry it? You probably made it, but what a good idea, keeping a full coverage apron in your coop, you can handle your chickens with out having to change out of good clothes when necessary. And it is really cute! I like cute and practical!

Thank you – Brenda

Karen hornsten - September 17, 2011 - 8:28 am

There are chickens here on my daughter’s farm and they sure do dig in the flower garden a lot, even fly up on the platform birdfeeder and eat the bird seed. the roosters love to battle for their favorite hens, and I cannot consider them as pets. But I love your coop and chicken stories and have a richer regard for our chicken friends. you are a special farm gal! thanks for this blog and info. Karen

Kassi @ Truly Lovely - September 16, 2011 - 2:53 pm

Oh Wow! This is gorgeous!!! We had chickens growing up and my parents still have them now, but our coop was never even close to this lovely!!! :) I bet those are some well loved chickies!!!

Melissa - September 16, 2011 - 12:25 pm

This is the coolest Coop ever! I am in LOVE and have wanted chickens for quite some time (my parents have them and we had them all growing up) and this has pushed me over the edge. Also love that your daughter made that small Coop

JEssica@nucheysmommy - September 16, 2011 - 10:35 am

This has to be the best thing I have ever seen in blogland! Can I move it!? ha. Gorgeous & Wonderful ~ I am an animal lover and had a chicken when I was younger :) LOVE this!

rhona duncan - September 7, 2011 - 1:33 am

love the idea of a chandeler – very posh housey – they look very happy chickens

Monica - September 7, 2011 - 12:33 am

I’m in the process of designing and building my first chicken coop to house two Silkies i will be a proud owner of very soon! however, i live in silicon valley and I’m concerned that the silkies will not do well in the city. what do you think? should i forego owning hens in the city? do they do well as pets? can i invite them into my home if i gate the area?

marlie warren - September 6, 2011 - 7:34 am

YOU *INSPIRE* ME.
I’m retired and I don’t even have “time” to do all that you do!!! (that’s prob cause i’m always out SOMEWHERE, taking photo’s) …
Carry on!!!
.marlie.

Susan - September 2, 2011 - 6:32 am

Absolutely gorgeous. I’d love to live in your chicken coop! LOL Found your blog through Bitchypoo. Subscribed! :)

yvette/Australia - September 1, 2011 - 12:36 pm

Love your style gal. Truely unique! Inspiring ideas for my coop. Keep up the great ideas.

stephanie - August 28, 2011 - 1:30 pm

What a great looking chicken coop.
We buy free range chicken eggs and I just love the different colors of the eggs.
We even have green eggs in the mix. They are such a nice yellow color when cooked or mixed into dough for pizza. Well worth the money.
I think your daughter is very talented designing the last coop right down to materials.
Very lovely post.

Meredith - August 24, 2011 - 10:23 am

I have never commented on a blog post before in my life.. but I am so in awe of this coop, that I could not hold myself back! I am currently craigslist searching for a shed that I can copy this look with! <3 LOVE <3

Sylvia - August 21, 2011 - 1:33 am

I have never seen anything to beat this. Amazing.

Marie - August 13, 2011 - 4:44 am

What an inspiring read! I am getting ready for my chickens next year, and I am so glad for the inspiration to make my coop not just a functional item, but also a fun and pretty area where friends and family can come and spend time with the chickens if they feel like it.
Thank you for sharing!
Natural Mama~

Carmen Henesy, Carmen's Chronicles - June 3, 2011 - 9:37 pm

Totally amazing and wonderful – though I haven’t been on a farm since I was a litte girl ( I am now 66 ). I follow Red Pine Mountain’s blog and she sent us here to check out your blog and the fabulous chicken coop. What a sweetheart of a daughter you have to devote so much time into a project for her mom.

Ashley - March 19, 2011 - 8:59 pm

OMG! Where did you get the chair? I love how perfectly it fits in with the coop :) You did a great job! Can’t wait to see more pictures of your little farm!

ROSEMARY WILLIAMS - March 15, 2011 - 2:54 pm

Love, love your chicken house, just what I was looking for to build something similar. Are there plans anywhere?

Cindy - March 13, 2011 - 8:48 pm

Love this site! I am trying to get ideas, my husband will soon build me a chicken coop. I am thinking of starting out with maybe 6 mixed breed chickens. I enjoy seeing everyone’s artsy coops. We probably will not have anything fancy (for the 1st one), but do plan on painting it. Thanks for sharing!

Ashley in Santa Cruz, CA - March 11, 2011 - 4:05 pm

I am planning my own chicken coop and want it to be super posh, so I googled “fancy chicken coops” and found yours. So perfect. You already had some of the design elements I wanted (human and chicken space, seating, storage) but you carry it off so perfectly. When I finally get mine built it will likely emulate yours. Thanks so very much for the ideas!

CJ - February 20, 2011 - 7:14 am

You’ve got talent! Beautiful coop!

scott watson - February 19, 2011 - 8:34 pm

awesome coop and all your efforts involved.good to see a woman involved in chickens,bantams,poultry.well done yes im impressed.

Sarah Lynn - February 18, 2011 - 10:10 am

Very much enjoyed your website and the photos. What a chicken coop! :-D

Delores - February 12, 2011 - 8:18 am

Just when I thought I had seen every coop out there, I read Velvet and Linen’s post about coops and there you were. So amazing! I have the same coop at our second home in northern California. Unfortunately, it is now a tool shed. If we ever decide to live there permanently, I would convert it back to a coop. However, I’m in the process of researching backyard chickens for my city yard. Only 3 and I would build a small coop, similar the the one your sweet daughter designed. I’m planning on posting about it in the next couple of days. I’ve always wanted chickens in my life and promised myself that this year, I would make it happen. Your blog is so inspiring! I’m putting you on my blogroll so I don’t miss a post!. ~Delores

velvet and linen - February 10, 2011 - 7:03 pm

Your coop is amazing!!! We just added a modest coop to our garden, but I dream of having a coop this gorgeous one day. Thank you for sharing your inspiration. I hope you don’t mind that I included your coop in my latest coop. Of course I linked to you blog :)

xo
Brooke

Lalas Pequenos - January 29, 2011 - 6:25 am

Jealousy extreme!! My hens want to have a playdate at your coop. Can you talk about what you do in the winter? There are no pretty solutions for winterizing. We have a modern coop that we surround with plastic.
Just amazing!

Howard - December 31, 2010 - 7:03 am

I was think of going urban with my coop, but now I’m rethinking this. What a great coop!

Rene' Groom - December 27, 2010 - 6:02 pm

Totally Inspired!

Alison - December 20, 2010 - 5:24 pm

Oh I LOVE your blog! So pretty and fun. And your chickens are beautiful!

Diana - November 21, 2010 - 8:16 pm

I must admit….It’s gorgeous. Very Tiffany

Hillcrest Cottage - November 20, 2010 - 7:34 am

i have always wanted to raise chickens. I know nothing about them. The last time I had a chicken was in 1967 when I got a purple one for easter (I know that is terribly cruel but no one thought about such things in those days). Needless to say, the poor chickie didn’t last very long,,, sadly.
Anyway… I want to try for real this time. I live in the city. I have two dogs. I can have chickens but it is against the law to have a rooster.
Questions:
1. What is the smallest amount of chickens I could have and allow them to feel happy and socialized? I’m thinking 2 to 3
2. What kind would you suggest? Could I have different types? What three kinds would you suggest for me? I love cute.
3.We live in a mid-town area. The other day, my husband went back to grill and a grill-licking rat was inside the grill. My greatest fear and phobia come to life!!!! Needless to say,our cottage went into major pest prevention mode and it made me wonder… do chickens = mice… or rats? We have cats in our neighborhood but would I also need to buy a cat?
Thanks for your help and suggestions!
Bev

Jana - November 12, 2010 - 1:37 pm

Can I just say that I’d live in your coop? I’d pay money to live there? haha. SO beautiful :)

Jana
The Vintage Whites Market

Ruth Ann - November 7, 2010 - 8:24 am

Wow- I love your style, your photography and your zest for living in such a fun way! Great blog!

Ilze - November 6, 2010 - 7:52 pm

Never seen this before !!!! Just awesome ! Loving your blog !

Christi Wilson - October 22, 2010 - 8:57 pm

I enjoyed this post immensely! Thank you for sharing it! I love every detail!

I have been researching chicken coops for quite some time now…. my sweet man has been ready to plunk down the cash, but I have not been able to solidify a design. Would you be so kind to show some more photos of the rest of your coop? The outside? I’m curious about the functionality of the coop. The little doors for the chickens to enter and exit… the nesting boxes… are they accessible from the outside? Do you have a fenced area attached?

I know you must be super busy, and strangers requesting photos is most assuredly low on your priority list…. but I would be SO GRATEFUL.

Thanks so much!

Christi in Texas

Sue - October 20, 2010 - 6:23 pm

Tiffany,
You have truly inspired me to follow my dream of a “Castle Coop” :-) My husband and I are in the process of looking at property’s and homes. We have been reading and studying and asking anyone that has chickens how to house and raise them properly. To our dismay, most of the people we have spoke to don’t seem to really care about their chickens. They let them run in open fields and say if they get eaten “oh well”! We are firm believers you get what you raise. If you care and show passion and compassion you reap the benefits. I am so looking forward to decorating the “castle coop” and adopting the ugliest, the cutest and the zaniest chickens I can find. Just to give them a beautiful dwelling and treat them with “royal” respect and love….mmmmm…I can just taste the reward of the finest eggs in the county. (A big ‘sorry’ for all of the vegans reading this right now. No offense meant.)
I will send photo’s of the final project when it’s complete.
Once again, thank you so very much for “you”, “your writings”, “your sharing heart” “your creativity”…”your stunning photography”…oh my…thank you for everything.
Sue from Canada

Ginger - October 13, 2010 - 9:48 am

Love it Love it Love it. It is such a beautiful space. I just wish my house was that pretty! Lucky chickens!

Beth@A2Z - October 12, 2010 - 10:53 am

I tweeted about your coop today. It was just that impressive ;) . Gorgeous!

amy@maisondecor - October 12, 2010 - 9:53 am

I am saving this wonderful post! I love what you did with this coop, it is gorgeously shabby and dreamy. What a sweet family you have!

Tanya - October 10, 2010 - 11:24 am

Wow. I love both of your chicken coops. We have a little flock of five hens but will be adding more eventually so I’m always interested in coop designs.
If I were to finish it off with all of the great vintage items that you did, I would just move in with them!

Shelley - October 1, 2010 - 9:27 pm

Love the fancy coop! How fun is that! We had chickens until we had to move and now cant’ have them. I can’t wait until we have them again and they just might get a fancy coop.

Jill Cooper - September 30, 2010 - 4:34 pm

This is the most wonderful chicken coop I’ve ever seen – how perfect! And I loved the story about your daughter too. A friend of mine built one for her three chickens and it’s kind of the shape of an outhouse. But she painted it and decorated the inside and I thought it was great. Yours take the prize though. We can’t have chickens here because of our dogs – we’re in a subdivision. But I can sure dream looking at yours. Fabulous blog!

Cinnibonbon - September 30, 2010 - 9:56 am

PS.. Your blog is such a pleaseure to scroll through–and your story is just perfect!!

Cinnibonbon - September 30, 2010 - 9:54 am

Oh my–this is the most insane thing I’ve seem yet—and I love it!!!!! I am in complete love with your style and your skills. Not too mention your Saint! We just adopted two of our own. What a handful, two dogs and 3 cats–and here you have a farm..way to go girl!!! Best wishes.

Pamela Susan - September 29, 2010 - 9:04 pm

I think this just might be the most creative and beautiful post I’ve ever laid my eyes on–SERIOUSLY! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Jennifer Hayslip - September 28, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Oh my heavens Tiffany! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a coop so beautiful before. Don’t you know the neighbors hens are slightly jealous. ;) They don’t have fancy sparkly chandeliers and pretty decor.
I *giggled* over the darling photos of “the girls”. They are so lucky to have you as their Mamma Hen. ;) XOXO,Jenn

Krystina Montemurro - September 27, 2010 - 10:00 pm

Ok, now i want chickens and this coop! wow!

Jennifer Wood - September 27, 2010 - 8:41 pm

I LOVE it! I waited to see this posted to blog about my visit to your farm! I posted today and must say, I am still on cloud 9 from my tour! Love, Jennifer

lori lucas - September 27, 2010 - 7:01 pm

This is the cutest, sweetest, best story I have read on any blog in a long time. LOVE every single bit of it! What wonderful memories you have and are creating! Lori L

AtOneWithHim - September 27, 2010 - 11:21 am

I love you. You’re awesome. You’re daughters waaayy awesome. Love your blog, found you from UrbanFarmgirl. I’m looking forward to catching up and finding more good stuff!

Dollys Cherry Heart - September 24, 2010 - 11:20 am

Oh my gosh…that puts my coop to shame!
I won’t show my girls….they will run away {to your house}.
Ok how do you keep the dust and cob webs away?
I am constantly sweeping the dust n cobwebs and washing the windows.

You are so right raising chickens is a wonderful, they are not just pets they are family!

Hugz, Dolly

deborah - September 24, 2010 - 8:13 am

Oh. my… You have enough talent, creativity, and energy for 100 women!!! Your chicken coop is the most adorable ‘farm’ creation I have ever seen or heard of. absolutely amazing. And how it must have esteemed your daughter that she got to build her design for you. :) I am so glad to have found your site. So inspiring!

I live inside city limits so our ‘farm’ has a regulated # of pets and very specific guidelines on animal care. (ex. no outdoor kennels) So we have 3 dogs, 1 cat (who of course thinks she’s Queen), a tiny turtle (named Grumpy- he has a frown), and a guinea pig.

Anyway, you inspire! Thank you for sharing your love for a full life with us!

blessings
deborah
{thewhitechair}

koralee - September 22, 2010 - 9:00 pm

I found you!!!! Your coop is amazing…no not amazing…stunningly beautiful..you must have happy girls!!

It was so nice to meet you this past week…you are just soooo sweet.I hope to visit you soon at the next show you are having. I have it all marked in my agenda. Hugs and oodles of love tell then.xoxoxo

Debbie Blatt - September 21, 2010 - 8:02 pm

You have a lovely farm, and those are some good looking chicks you got there. Thanks for sharing your story.

Lee Ann - September 21, 2010 - 3:13 pm

Oh my goodness, your chicken coop is keeping those chickens living in style! Love it! Love your wonderful photography too! You’ve been blessed with a great gift and it sounds like you’ve been blessed with a great personality too!

Lee Ann

Paula - September 21, 2010 - 10:05 am

I would love to know exactly what you feed your chickens and exactly how you clean your coop…the daily and the thorough clean. You see I live on 15 acres and have wanted chickens for a long time but have been very intimidated. Your post has made me want to pursue my dream. I am a vegetarian so I would raise them as pets and use their eggs as well. You have left me so inspired! Thank You, Paula

Rose Brier Studio - September 20, 2010 - 10:23 pm

Lucky chickens! That’s one lovely coop!

And Tiffany, your photos of Andrea’s angels are so sweet! What a lovely job you did.
xo
~Marilee

Florence Muma - September 20, 2010 - 9:39 pm

Love your chicken coop. Some day I will have one again, and I intend to decorate it up special. Love the chandelier. Florence

jackie peters - September 20, 2010 - 3:46 pm

Love it Love it Love it! Those lucky Chickens!

Lori Anderson - September 20, 2010 - 12:37 pm

That is the most wonderful tour I’ve ever had the pleasure of taking.

Rebecca Crowe - September 20, 2010 - 12:36 pm

I’m so happy to see you have frizzles! I passed on getting them, even though they are absolutely darling, because I was told they were not the best pick for our wet weather! Well now that I see you are raising them just fine….guess who is getting frizzles come spring? Are you coming to the local “junk show” in October?

Rachel - September 20, 2010 - 12:14 pm

How on earth do you get your chickens to lay IN the nesting boxes? Mine lay on the coop floor, and they get stepped on and broken,…

Your coop is beautiful. But I especially love your kitchen garden!

Suzanne - September 20, 2010 - 10:45 am

Tiffany, leave it to you to do this! What a beautiful project and such lucky hens. Your work is an inspiration.

It was so good to see you at TCC and I am happy to know you as a friend.

Ciao bella,
Suzanne

Nikki (Andrews) Powers - September 20, 2010 - 8:08 am

Hi Tiffany,

I’m a HUGE fan!!! I’m sure you’re my true “soul sister”! I’m so jealous that my mom (Sharon Andrews) got to meet you this past week at the Junk Market. I should have been there ;( I hope you had a blast! BTW…FaBuLoUs COOP!!! Fondly, Nikki Powers :)

Ceekay - September 19, 2010 - 8:42 pm

This is just so cute. I always wanted a couple of chickens, but can’t have them where we live. I just love the one your daughter designed…I would NEVER part with it either. How wonderful!

~michelle~ - September 19, 2010 - 9:08 am

Oh goodness Tiffany, I think I could move into your coop, LOL! It’s simple beautiful and needs to be featured in a magazine! The coop we had when I was a child was nothing like that. I love your special touches. Your chickens are also beautiful and I love that they are your pets, as well! :-) Even chickens need some love!
~michell~

Traci - September 19, 2010 - 6:16 am

Wowza. That is gorgeous.

It was so nice meeting you yesterday. You are such a doll.

Jungle Girl - September 19, 2010 - 4:04 am

This is the most FABULOUS thing I’ve ever seen. I’ve been desperate to keep chickens for years and never dreamed they could live in such a beautiful coop. Thanks for getting my imagination whirring overtime.

Heather Kowalski - September 18, 2010 - 6:05 pm

I absolutly LOVE your chicken coop Tiffany! What a palace!!!

I really loved the story of your daughter building that first coop… oh my goodness, what a precious memory!!

xoxo

Lara - September 18, 2010 - 8:53 am

I really am moving in. I can even sleep with chickens on top of my head…I’m flexible that way.

You do everything in a such beautiful, lovely. PRETTY way, my sweet friend. I love that about you!

Here’s hoping Creative Connection was all that you thought it would be. You will be missed at Brave Girl, sweets (you know I totally GET IT :) )—I do feel I have some Tiffany alone time comin’ soon…maybe even a party in the coop! With crowns, no doubt!
oxoxoxoox
Lara

Champagne Maker - September 18, 2010 - 8:23 am

Honest to Pete, you are freakin’ amazing and I wanna be you in my next life. Geeze… I’m in complete obsessed mode!

Zita - Mlle Magpie - September 18, 2010 - 5:11 am

OK, Tiffany, that is the fanciest chicken coop I’ve ever seen! They sure are living the high life in their little shabby and chic chicken chateau!!!

Angie - September 17, 2010 - 5:56 pm

How absolutely delightful. I’m just sittin’ back and enjoying.
Way to go.
I’ve hated seeing our magazines fall by the wayside, and yet here we are in blog land where anyone can do and post anything.
You did good girl.
Will be back.
Angie

Gabrielle Messina - September 16, 2010 - 2:51 pm

Beautiful, fantastic, dreamy….. I could go on and on! Those are the luckiest chickens on earth! xoxo

Cerri - September 16, 2010 - 2:50 pm

I think your chicken coop is prettier than my house. :)
I am especially blown away by the little coop though, that your daughter designed at the age of 12. That is fabulous, and how wonderful that she thought to use vintage materials. You should be a proud Momma.
I wonder, if she has her own farm some day, will she take that coop with her? :)
Cerri xo
I’m glad too, that you mentioned how messy chickens are.

The Rustic Chick - September 16, 2010 - 2:21 pm

I love love love your chicken coop! I have looked at many many many in hopes of having one someday and yours was at the top…such great ideas and your chickens look happy living there :o ) Loved this post and information on chickens and coops!

Teri smith - September 16, 2010 - 1:57 pm

I live in town, but I love , love , love chickens… I just told my husband how I want a chicken coop… someday, along with a barn…. I am a country girl at heart…. thanks for this posting, I love it!!!!

Julir Harward - September 16, 2010 - 1:44 pm

I came over from my friends blog (PAPERBIRD) to see your chicken coop. I have so enjoyed my visit here. I was raised on a farm and I would have loved a coop like this one! You are such a beautiful gal and I love your happy outlook on life, I would have been happy to stay here looking around…what a great blog you have..loved it all! Come say hi :D

liz - September 16, 2010 - 10:29 am

Oh my gosh . . . this is simply amazing on every level!!!! :) . . . liz

Cassandra - September 16, 2010 - 6:05 am

How darn adorable Tiffany!

So cute . . .what else could I say. So very very Cute :)

Julie M. - September 16, 2010 - 12:39 am

Sweeet! What a lovely happy place, Tiffany! Thank you for the tour. Do you use the poop for compost???

: )

Julie M.

Elaine/TinkerVerve - September 15, 2010 - 10:23 pm

you’ve got some fancy stuff going on there…

lorraine lewis - September 15, 2010 - 9:39 pm

Tiffany your hen house is wonderful- amazingly wonderful. I love your sweet daughters little coop as well and the story behind it is beautiful. Thank you for sharing a bit of your fancy farm life with us.

lissa - September 15, 2010 - 8:09 pm

Oh Tiffany~ I think my heart just started beating a little bit faster. And I was ooing and aweing over all of your amazing photos and then I read the story about your daughter and your first chicken coop and thought that was even more amazing. You have the prettiest chickens I’ve ever seen!

Donna - September 15, 2010 - 7:44 pm

I am such a vintage diva and I must say I am now very surprised at myself for not “gussying up” my chicken coop. I have Cochin hens, an Aracauna hen and a Leghorn rooster. They are pets who all have names and free range during the day. They meet us in the driveway every afternoon for their “treats.” On weekends, when we are at home, they come to the side porch several times a day for “treats”…aka..bread. We are in need of a new coop for our little flock (collectively, we call them “the Clampetts”)and now I can’t wait to start on it! I have a vintage decor shop for some reason, it just never occured to me to go that route for my coop…I will now…I LOVE it!!!

pamelajane - September 15, 2010 - 6:51 pm

Seriously spectacular! When I was growing up in PA, it was my job as the oldest child to collect eggs every morning from our many hens — and it would have been far more fun if our hen house had looked like yours!!

laura venosa dellaport - September 15, 2010 - 6:15 pm

Tiffany this is amazing!!!! Your style is the best just like you! xoxxo Laura

lori oles - September 15, 2010 - 5:40 pm

UMMMM….that coop is nicer than many homes! can I come live with your chickens? It is lovely….gees thanks for sharing, I loved it!
Lori

~ ~Ahrisha~ ~ - September 15, 2010 - 5:00 pm

This little party going on is amazing! I have gotta go so that I can see the rest. I have wanted checkens for so long this is the clincher! First I’ve got to build a French Country/shabby Chic Coop.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Heidi Meyer - September 15, 2010 - 4:45 pm

I LOVE your sweet coop complete with chandy! Poop or no poop, who wouldn’t love to gather eggs there and plan with such sweet peeps! Tell your daughter it is most precious that she and her Dad built a coop for you. xoxoxo H

Leslie - September 15, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Good golly I’m impressed! Not JUST w/your amazingly fancy farmgirly coop but ALSO your amazing daughter!!!! Well done! You are truly blessed. I’d been hoping you were going to do a coop party still so I kinda sorta got some pics together just in case, but didn’t finish as we had to go to an unexpected auction (where I bought too much beekeeper stuff). Will post what I have and add final pics in am… Thanks so much for the eye candy and inspiration. LOVE your blog!

phyllis - September 15, 2010 - 4:00 pm

I wanna be a chicken.

Andrea - September 15, 2010 - 3:03 pm

Man…that’s one gorgeous chicken coop. We have 28 chickens…and after seeing your coop…I so wanna give my coop a makeover…as a matter of fact I just showed my husband your coop and he’s all for it. Thanks so much for the inspiration…and the kick in the butt to wanna do the makeover…it’s something I’ve been putting off for a while.

Karen DeCapite - September 15, 2010 - 1:08 pm

Tiffany I almost peed my pants!
You are living my DREAM life – from the farmand the country life, to the chickens to the garden. Sigh.
I can’t wait to see it all in PERSON!
Oh my gosh – Now I’m never going to go to sleep for the next two weeks. Joy googled all the antique stores up your way and called me yesterday to tell me we are in BIG trouble! Good thing SouthWest flies bags free! The hell with the clothes! :) HUGS! Karen

Rochelle - September 15, 2010 - 12:23 pm

OMG Tiffany! This coop is adorable….no wonder your chickens look SO HAPPY! lol….
It is definitely a reflection of your decorating style – those chickens are living the “shabby” life!
See you at Terri’s art camp! Can’t wait to do some creating!
xoxo
Rochelle

Tamra / The Gilded Barn - September 15, 2010 - 11:00 am

Holy moly, you could rent that out as a guest cottage, chickens and all! Stunning!!!

Cari Bruno - September 15, 2010 - 10:27 am

hi there,
I adore your coops. I want chickens but have 3 large dogs and only 3/4 of an acre that they have claimed as their own.
Oh well, maybe someday. :-)
Yours are fabulous.
Thank you for sharing. Love all of the tips too.
Have a lovely day
Cari b.

Andrea - September 15, 2010 - 9:55 am

Can I move in?
Tiffany….this is so amazing, gorgeous, incredible….and any other fabulous word you can think of! I can hear the love in your words when you write about your chickens. They are lucky cluckers indeed!
Laughing out loud at “wheelbarrows full of poop”. I don’t know why….but I can’t stop laughing at that.
Miss you! Love this post & you!

Jennifer - September 15, 2010 - 9:06 am

Stunning….Your chickens look very pampered and loved ;-)

Charlene - September 15, 2010 - 9:00 am

Tiffany, I LOVED this post!!!! I can just see your cute self all dressed up quickly feeding the chickens before you run off to do something divine! Emma is beautiful. But, I’ve always wanted the ones that lay Easter Egg colored eggs. Thanks for sharing you chicken mansion/coop. It is over the top adorable! HUGS! Charlene

Danielle - September 15, 2010 - 8:56 am

Love your elegant chicken coop. I think it’s definitely the first one I have ever seen with a crystal chandy (those lucky girls). I have always wanted to have some chickens but then I quickly change my mind when I think about how much work it is. However, fresh eggs are the most delish! Thanks for sharing.

-Danielle

Mandy - September 15, 2010 - 8:41 am

Beautiful!!!

Kelly Ballard - September 15, 2010 - 8:19 am

Hi Tiffany,
Your gorgeous coop is simply amazing. I also love the story about your daughter designing your first coop. So sweet!

Kelly
Second Hand Chicks

Jemellia Hilfiger - September 15, 2010 - 7:50 am

Wow, Tiffany! I have been casually reading about raising a few chickens since spring and I’m not sure if I’m ready to clean poop all of the time, but your pictures are making me want to push forward! Stellar post!

Jackie - September 15, 2010 - 7:34 am

This has got to be the MOST beautiful coop in the whole world!! My neighbors have chickens and believe me – their coop is NOTHING like this!! Those are some lucky chickens!!

paige - September 15, 2010 - 7:31 am

oh my word
i’m blown away impressed
OF COURSE you have a glamorous chicken coop…love it
love it all!

Jeanne - September 15, 2010 - 7:24 am

OH MY GOSH..when did you do this? It is fabulous. It may be true that your chickens have a nicer house than I do;-)

Lindsey (aka modchik) - September 15, 2010 - 7:13 am

I love how stylized those photos are – gorgeous you make me want to go buy property and shop at a flea market. Thank @looneyttunes for send me your way :) she’s right you are all sorts of awesome!!

Well done.You have a new FAN!!

Loralee - September 15, 2010 - 6:52 am

HOLY COW, WOMAN!

Ok, see…THIS is a perfect example of me dropping my jaw at this lovely world I’ve stumbled into.

We were thinking about getting chickens for the eggs but knowing me I would probably take a refrigerator box and like…cut a hole in it somewhere. (Note:Which is ALSO why we are never getting hens. Sob.)

I GET TO SEE YOU TOMORROW! SQUEE! (Well, I’m leaving in a few minutes but hey…I had to admire your gorgeous hen house first!)

Mary - September 15, 2010 - 6:19 am

Ok, if Chickens had the equivalent of Better Homes & Gardens…your chickes home would be in an issue for sure!

Simply amazing!! Holy cow…chickens that have chandeliers…now that should make Oprah’s show the next time she has an episode about knowing where your food comes from and are the animals raised well!

Just beautiful, I am in awe.

~mary~

amy - September 15, 2010 - 6:17 am

that is the most amazing thing I have ever seen… I am truley SPEECHLESS!!! (& if you knew me THAT is amazing…;)

heidi - September 15, 2010 - 6:16 am

Tiffany!!! Thank you soooo much for showing your amazing & inspirational coop(s)! I am in awe and speechless ~ just absolutely gorgeous, but of course I knew they would be! I’m so glad you talked about responsible chicken raising – they need lots of love, care & a safe place to live! Your girls are just beautiful, and so well loved!

Have fun at CC!
Hugs ~
xo Heidi

Sherry- Glamarella Junk - September 15, 2010 - 6:11 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! You truly are a Fancy Farm Girl!!!Also your chickens too….Keep inspiring us!
xo Sherry

Natasha Burns - September 15, 2010 - 5:14 am

Holy Mother of God! Sorry, but it was the first thing that came to my mind. I am speechless!!! You are amazing!!!
And I love the coop L made with W for “you”! oh man, you are seriously amazing!
Luckiest chickens in the whole entire world!

natalea - September 15, 2010 - 3:54 am

this is seriously the most incredible chicken coop known to man! you are just sooooo amazing Tiffany…your style and photography blow my mind!
xoxo natalea

cityfarmer - September 15, 2010 - 3:50 am

new here .. but it’s love at first sight …
you’ve left me speechless …

can we be friends pretty pretty please?

LindaSonia - September 15, 2010 - 3:43 am

Hi, that was really fun. Do you sell the eggs??? Having 30 chickens you couldn’t possibly eat all the eggs yourself, could you?

Thanks for sharing.

LindaSonia

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Susanne Blumer - September 15, 2011 - 9:44 pm

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Macaroni Kid UWS-NYC - July 9, 2011 - 2:13 am

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Molly Ochoa (Arbonne - November 15, 2010 - 1:24 pm

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