Camilo Cerro of Brooklyn, NY designed this modular coop. Here’s what he had to say about it:
The idea behind this design is to create a chicken coop that is modular, made of recycled materials and that solves the programmatic issues in a better way than the coops presently on the market. By creating a modular system, we allow for the design to expand in an unlimited manner. This capacity gives the owner alternatives in terms of the location and evolution of the coop. In terms of materials, I propose to recycle wood into MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) or wood-chip boards as the primary material for the coop, this then would be painted to protect if from the elements. And finally the design is set for adaptability. Each module has all the components to be set as a corner condition, central condition, to have an access ramp to the upper level or to stand alone. When not in use by a module, the ramp becomes the circulation floor for the upper floor. Sliding doors at each side of the module allow for circulation from module to module or to close off the corner modules. Two access doors allow for independent access to the nest and feeder (for both water and feed). And the mesh panels on the lower level are removable to allow for some to betaken out when the module is placed in a central portion of the coop. The lower level stands on the ground allowing the chickens to have access to grass and dirt while kept enclosed. Because of its simplicity the module is compact, light, easy to carry and clean.