Putting the Chic in Chicken

Have you noticed? During the past few years raising chickens has become fashionable. It might seem an unlikely trend but no less than the domestic doyenne Martha Stewart has made raising chickens hip. DIY is hot and farm-to-table food is extraordinarily popular. What could be more DIY and more homestead-y than having your very own feathered friends provide your breakfast? So it makes sense that chicken coops have become chic. Like—really chic.

Hens are living large. Check this one out below—this fancy Versailles-inspired dwelling including a handful of chickens and a consultation, A mere $100,000. Yes, that’s right. $100,000. Avian coops can be modern, traditional, rustic, classic & posh; it all depends on your style and budget. So Martha, homesteaders and even Bill Gates are on the chicken bandwagon. Coops can be semi-self-cleaning, air-conditioned, heated and designed for maximum egg production. How's that for interior design?

With witty names like Beau Coop, Poop Coop and Lay-Away, get a coop and a flock of these cluckers and you’ll be the envy of all your off-the-grid friends. Is chicken interior design the new “glamly-room” trend?

Avian architecture is not out of the question. And some hen houses have more sophisticated exterior design than a typical ‘human’ house in a suburban neighborhood. .

Of course raising chickens is not just for the upper-class or chicken farmers. As part of his initiative to end world hunger billionaire Bill Gates has donated 100,000 chickens to help families get out of poverty. He expects that a rooster and a few hens can provide food with only minimal upkeep and cost. Not only can this yield eggs and meat the flock will grow and can be used to barter for other goods.

His investment of 100,000 chickens given to families in rural third-world countries has helped improve the lives of countless families. As part of his initiative to end world hunger, billionaire Bill Gates has donated 100,000 chickens to help families get out of poverty. He expects that a rooster and a few hems can provide food with only minimal upkeep and cost. Not only can this yield eggs and meat, the flock will grow and can be used to barter for other goods. His investment of 100,000 chickens given to families in rural third-world countries has helped improve the lives of countless families. These coops may not be the most attractive ones, but they’re the most valuable.

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