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8 awesome urban chicken coops

By: Shea Gunther on Feb. 18, 2011, 10:30 a.m.

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Clucking cool

Urban chickens are the new black. There's been a huge uptick in the number of people keeping chickens in their urban and suburban backyards. As more and more municipalities have relaxed rules regulating the keeping of chickens, more people have discovered the joys of keeping a few birds in the backyard. Chickens provide eggs, help keep the yard free from bugs and are generally fun to have around.

To successfully raise and keep chickens, you need a chicken coop. These can range from basic structures to ornate coops complete with heat and filtered water. We've searched high and low and compiled a collection of eight awesome urban chicken coops. Enjoy!