Foxy Modern Hen Houses For Urban Chickens

February 9, 2011 by

City chicks listen up: you too can roost in style. Described by its designers, Matthew Hayward and Nadia Turan, as “a stylish & sculptural piece of garden furniture with breakfast thrown in,” the nogg is a modern chicken coop designed to encourage domestic urban farming while adding elegance to your—and 2-4 hens—space.

Engineered and crafted by hand in the UK, the nogg is made from strong cedar wood which imparts a fresh scent and is also naturally antibacterial.

Oh wow! This coop has a skylight!

This coop lets your hens live in comfort while affording them a view of the stars through its skylight, which also automatically twists and lifts for ventilation. Its stainless steel trimming, locks & fasteners, and elevated glass dome add a contemporary flair while offering safety and durabilty.

The nogg weathers naturally and comes with a removable base tray for easy cleaning. Fresh eggs in the morning are accessed through a large, easy to open hatch door. And it’s a moveable feast: Comes with a hidden portable wheel system.

Approximately 4 feet in diameter. According to the developers, the product is “still hatching,” But you can email them for more info.

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  • . . . I’d be happy to live in this hen house, of an appropriate size size of course!

  • wow hen house is so different …….. amazing

  • This is EXCELLENT! I love sharing your posts with others!

    May all your gardens grow!

  • garden duchess

    Can you post the email contact for this glamorous coop? …keep getting error message with link….thank you

  • Great example of great design.

  • @GardenDuchess – try this for info:

  • Robin Plaskoff Horton

    Sorry for the bad link, it’s been corrected–thanks ThievingMagpie for answering @GardenDutchess!

  • that’s just the coolest hen house I’ve ever seen! I’m sure there must be a Modern Hen in my yard that would truly die for one : ) Annie

  • Robin Plaskoff Horton

    Sharon–I know, I would love to have a human-scale version of this for my own property! It would make great guest quarters!

  • Lori

    Beautiful to look at, but as housing for real chickens? No. I really wonder whether the designers have ever seen a live chicken, much less raised or kept any.

  • Robin Plaskoff Horton

    Thanks Jan! Love your blogs too. Let’s share and grow!

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  • That is so stylish and the skylight so important for keeping the hens laying, and great it opens for ventilation. I wonder what the inside looks like!

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