Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hangin' With Mr. Cooper

File me under cuckoo bananas but I want a Chicken Crib!

how cute is this?!

From day one as an official homeowner, I declared a desire for a chicken coop in our backyard. Chris rejected the idea in a flash but I'm still for it. Not too long ago my in-laws found a homeless chicken in their backyard (and they live no where near farm life...nor do we). The chicken has since taken up dual residence in their yard along with their neighbor's yard. I guess you can say I've been living vicariously through my in-laws, er, squattin' chicken. Anyhow, last night I came across this landscape architect's neato coop design.

just a couple of hipster hens

Here's the thing, as a youngster I spent the entire summer (clap clap clap clap) deep in the heart of Mexico, with the fam. To keep my sisters and I occupied, we'd adopt a couple of baby chicks (sometimes ducklings). We'd raise the little guys, have them race against each other, hide them in the closet and scare the bejesus out of our aunts until it was time to fly back to the states. Oh the nostalgia is killing me!

How about a little game of marriage ref? Coop or no coop?


  1. Haha! I'm with Chris on this one. If I owned a chicken,I'd be too tempted to eat it. not to mention the fact that Uncle Kitty would fight it constantly. =)

  2. Yeah right Kevin...if you owned a chicken you would try to choke it.

  3. Coop! Coop! I want chickens too (although I'm still wearing some scars on the backs of my hands from our childhood chickens pecking the shnot out of them). In case it's not clear, my vote is Coop.

  4. Hmm, I'm going to side with the boys on this one. One of my former colleagues kept a chicken coop in his Manhattan apt:

  5. Ha! Maybe it's because I'm in the dirty south, but the neighbors behind my parents' house (this family's backyard touched our backyard, if that makes sense) had chickens and a rooster in their yard and I always enjoyed hearing their clucks.

    Plus you've got this amazing architectural dwelling! Clap clap clap clap, go for it!! Vive le Mexico!

  6. Coup!... but only if you get some hipster hens.