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8 awesome urban chicken coops

By: Shea Gunther on Feb. 18, 2011, 10:30 a.m.
a-frame yellow and green coop

Photo: Catawba Coop

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The Catawba Coop was designed to be easily built from plans sold by designer David Bissette. The A-frame coop has space at the top for roosting while leaving the bottom open to the ground to allow the chickens to scratch. The sides of the roosting area flip up to allow for cleaning, and the entire structure is light and easy to move around.