The art and science of architecture extend so far beyond castles, palaces, hotels, and homes. Even chicken coops – yes, chicken coops – can be touched with strokes of architectural genius.
But what exactly is a chicken coop? Well, it’s just a structure that chickens live in – a chicken shelter, otherwise known as a henhouse.
Chicken coops can be works of high art, too. Many modern coops come decorated with towers, gazebos, and lavish interiors. People forget about chickens – like all organisms, they deserve love, affection, and a quality living situation.
Check out 35 of the most ridiculous, amazing chicken coops on the planet. No, these are not homes for hobbits, although some of them certainly look like they belong in the Shire.
1. Residence of Bilbo Baggins
This honestly looks like Bilbo’s home in The Lord of the Rings. That’s definitely a hobbit house in the Shire. I mean even the circular door’s incredibly similar. I’m not sure that Gandalf can fit in here, though.
2. Chicken coop castle
That’s one dope dome. It almost looks like a Medieval greenhouse. The tower on the left looks like it belongs on a castle! It’s like a miniature Game of Thrones set.
3. Wooded coop
Everyone can appreciate some fine wood. This coop looks like an incredibly fancy treehouse. The staircase is ornate and finely crafted.
I wonder if it’s air-conditioned, too.
4. Weirdly cool coop
This distinct, somewhat darkly chicken coop looks like something out of a Roald Dahl book. Or maybe it’s the house of a witch… Either way, it looks weird and awesome. I wonder if the coop’s architecture wards off predators.
5. Truck coop
I guess a vehicle can always be repurposed if it can’t drive anymore. This truck’s trunk serves as a shelter for chickens. The roof’s a pretty tasteful touch. Although this truck’s not going anywhere soon, the owners are getting a lot of extra mileage out of it.
6. Harrowing henhouse
Look at that roof. The shingles are grizzly. The entire aesthetic’s straight out of a horror film. Everything about it’s delightfully dark and disheveled, culminating in one unique coop.
A lot of coops could use a nice tower. Any edifice with a tower definitely gets style points. These chickens have made a wonderful home for themselves. Plus, there’s a decent amount of room in there, as coops go.
Although the coop takes the form of a giant wooden rocket, it definitely looks pretty cramped. I’m assuming there’s an incline or set of steps that lead up?
I wonder if the chickens are heading to the moon. Have you heard the classic Electric Light Orchestra hit, “Chicken to the Moon”?
This chicken coop pod looks futuristic. Is this chicken from space? Have you seen that episode of Courage the Cowardly Dog? The chicken from outer space is truly a menace.
10. Tasteful tower
So apparently in architecture, these types of towers are referred to as turrets. Instead of starting on the ground, they spring outward from the building, itself. So I guess turrets are types of towers?
Regardless, this coop-turret combo’s fantastic.
11. The police box
The role of the police has come into question recently. Some states and municipalities have taken action. Others have replaced their police forces entirely… with chickens?
But seriously, this old police call box definitely makes for a unique coop.
12. Fancy inside
Check out the inside of this henhouse. The walls are eggshell white for a reason, right? The open-air atmosphere really gives it a grand sense of space.
Hey, is that a chandelier?
13. Pastel coop
Are you a fan of pastel colors?
Check out this blue pastel design. It almost looks like a daycare. Well, it’s not a daycare – it’s a chicken coop.
14. Barnhouse henhouse
This cute coop sports two adjacent red buildings. They look like miniature barns. The center gazebo ties everything together.
How many chickens live here?
15. Three roofs
The three separate buildings of this coop ensure a ton of room. The ensemble features a door for humans and a separate door for chickens. The center looks like a walkway or room of sorts.
These chickens have it made in the shade.
16. I heart “chicken” coops
Wait, these “chickens” look a lot like ducks… Is this a duck coop? Is that a thing? I have so many questions. The coop looks lovely, though – decorated with faded blues and a heart silhouette.
17. The lovely coop on the hill
The hill’s slanted. There’s a lovely little chicken coop upon said hill. Using netted sides instead of actual walls can keep temperatures lower and provide a sense of space. Look at the weather vane atop the coop!
18. Circus chickens
These chickens might be part of the circus. I wonder what phenomenal talent or oddity they possess? Maybe these chickens can produce golden eggs…
Welcome to the Cirque du Poulet.
19. New Age coop
Is that an unpside down blue bottle? Whatever it is, it looks cool and fits well against the New Age exterior tile style. The interior’s fully furnished with chicken necessities.
Not a bad setup at all.
20. Anti-police chicken
For good reason, American culture’s been going through somewhat of a reformation. The death of George Floyd has yielded social change across the globe. Did this chicken steal a cop car and turn it into a home? At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised by anything.
21. Jurassic Bark
Jurassic Park’s a classic. The Steven Spielberg film really resurrected the dinosaurs, culturally. Jurassic Bark isn’t exactly crawling with dinosaurs. But it does feature some of their most prominent modern relatives… chickens.
22. Almost alligator abode
From the right angle, this could almost pass as a home or store of sorts.
Fortunately, the chickens have a rather spacious front yard. This coop looks capable of protecting them from the elements while still providing sufficient interior space.
The top of the front almost looks like an alligator.
23. The magic school bus
Ever seen a chicken go to school? Me neither. But a school bus might actually make a decent chicken coop. I’m not sure how much space they have on that thin slab of wood, though. These chickens have pretty good balance, fortunately.
24. The Bates Motel
Have you seen the Hitchcock classic Psycho? If you haven’t, definitely check it out. The Bates Motel’s a legendary horror setting. I imagine there’s no psychopathic chicken killer running amok here, though.
25. Shack and vines
This “shack” looks great. The dwelling appears to be made completely out of wood. The greens really add some colorful nuance to the roof.
It’s nothing overly ornate, but hopefully the chickens enjoy it.
26. Western saloon or hotel
This chicken coop’s an anachronism. It looks similar to an old Western saloon of sorts. The text on the exterior reads, “Hotel Eggcelsior.” I wonder if these chickens have seen Once Upon a Time in the West?
27. Barn coop
Barns fit right in on most farms. This barn’s been repurposed as a spacious chicken coop. This coop features tons of elbow (or wing?) room for these chickens. The triangular overhang really gives the building some flavor, to boot.
28. Cute little coop
It truly looks like one of those golf course pit stops. They generally include a bathroon, bench, and way to clean your gear and balls.
So is this a golf course coop? Either way, it’s a pretty nice setup.
29. Slanted and enchanted
The incline really adds some character to this coop setup. Not too shabby, although it doesn’t seem that spacious. The design’s pretty homey, vaguely reminiscent of modern middle America.
Are these suburban chickens?
30. Coop church
Here’s a heavenly little chicken coop reminiscent of a church. The soft color palette stands out amid the lush green foliage. Conversely, the flower arrangement really brings out the foreground. The weather vane adds another nice touch.
31. Good wood
It’s just a nice wooden chicken coop. The miniature building’s vertically-oriented with a drawer and roof on the second story. There’s nothing over the top or eccentric about this coop. It’s just clean and effective.
32. Home on the range
This coop almost looks like a “tiny home,” an increasingly popular design movement stressing efficient, small spaces. The cute, decorated blue door’s a nice touch. I’m not sure how much space the chickens actually have here, but the exterior looks nice. The ambiance of the field provides a larger sense of space.
33. Green machine
This green building’s been repurposed as a chicken coop. It could even pass for a small human home, to be honest. The chickens certainly have tons of space here. The weather vane chimes are pretty cool, too.
34. Lone star
The lone star on this coop may signify Texas. Or maybe the chickens that inhabit it are all stars? Either way, they have a pretty rad coop. The rugged red adds a ton of character.
35. Mobile chicken home
This coop looks like a nifty, modern mobile home. It evokes vague memories of the show Ed, Edd, n Eddy. Do the chickens hang out in the upper compartment? There’s definitely enough room for a chicken party.