Stylish Urban ChickenCrib
by Rusty Lamer and Andreas Stavropoulos.
The Crib is designed from panels of sustainably grown, outdoor-rated Oregon plywood, cut to precision specs with a computer-controlled ShopBot at a small facility in Oakland. A quick and cheap –but still eco-friendly–method. The coop’s triangular shape allowed them to use as little construction material as possible–just three sheets of plywood for each unit. Each ChickenCrib costs $550 and ships as a kit. Once set-up, it can accommodate three or four hens who’ll lay about a dozen eggs a week. “One of the best parts of owning chickens is developing a relationship with a farm,” explains Lamer. “You should have an idea of where they’re raised.”