The Chick Inn at White Feather Farm: Coolest Coops Voters’ Choice Winner

The Chick Inn at White Feather Farm: Coolest Coops Voters’ Choice Winner
Add to Favorites Coop Name: The Chick Inn Owners: Lara Hondros and Chip Gettys Location: White Feather Farm, Wilmington, North Carolina Our chicken house was constructed by hand, using a design comparable to the chicken house that stood in the same location on our farm more than 50 years ago. When we began, we weren’t sure how many chickens we planned to raise, so we just wanted to make it big enough to grow into. It was important that we allowed the hens and roosters plenty of space to roost, nest, eat, and scratch on really rainy or cold days when they couldn’t get outside much. Upon completion, our chicken house measured 10 x 12 feet. Some of the features of our design that we thought qualified it for the “coolest” coop contest were the automatic door, the hand cut and gathered sapling roosting bars and ladder to the nesting

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