Flat pack urban chicken coop lets you raise chickens on your balcony

The idea is to have a structure for a chicken that can be placed on a city balcony, where the chicken can live out-of-doors while providing a family with fresh eggs, and endless hours of interaction with a chicken.

By Kimberley Mok

Photo © Anker Bak

Photo © Anker Bak


© Anker Bak

Urban farming is enjoying a much-needed renaissance nowadays, with many city dwellers turning to at-home gardening, buying urban greenhouse-grown goods, or even raising their own micro-livestock. While the legality of such activities depends on local regulations, those who are able to do so often use some kind of chicken coop, be they permaculture-style “chicken tractors” or high-end, outrageously pricey types.

Seen over at Design Milk, the HØNS urban chicken coop by Danish traveller-designer Anker Bak is approached as a do-it-yourself puzzle that can be constructed with a handful of bolts, O-rings and string in under two hours. The idea is to have a structure for a chicken that can be placed on a city balcony, where the chicken can live out-of-doors while providing a family with fresh eggs, and endless hours of interaction with a chicken.

Photo © Anker Bak

Photo © Anker Bak

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