Funky FRESH Coops Drawing Close To An End

As I walk outside and put my hand above my eyes to block the bright glaring 8 O’clock sun I look at these mini houses scattered across the courtyard that we’ve created. When Ms. Oropallo first announced that we’d be making chicken coops, a simple wooden box with four posts, a door, and a ladder for the chickens came to mind. And yes, thats what we created but times 10 or 30 million better. These are no run of mill chicken coops that you will find at say home depot or wherever you buy them… From mosaic framed, to octagon shaped, to a little barn, to hardwood floors, to mansions, to an almost log cabin feel coop, each has its own unique personality and soul, and non looks like the other. Something for everyone, including the chickens! And yes I said hardwood floors, chickens likes a good polished floor, don’t you know?

We are nearing the end of our stylized chicken coop journey, the finishing touches. Some are roofing, which I have to admit “is a lot of fun” as Ms. O promised! There’s something about hammering the shingles into the roof and seeing it change the look of the coop instantly. It’s kind of empowering… I mean pretty much everything in this class it. Gives you a new sense confidence that some of us didn’t have pre-Oropallo-class.

Though these coops have been one for the books. I’m ready for our next project, working on expanding the garden fence! But i’ll always smile at the memories of our trips to Urban Ore, Good Earth in between for  post-scavenging-grub, riding the tricycle cart at The Away Station with my group, seeing all the cool little thing left behind and walking away with a lot of free records! Some of which I had no idea who the artist were but they sounded great and I did luck out and get a “Times” Christmas classic pack, and right before the holidays too! Gotta have those classics!

So thank you, chicken coops and all your fun and memories, it’s been something else! They’ll be for sale soon so be sure to be on the look out for some funky FRESH chicken coops which will provide you with the opportunity for FRESH eggs *wink wink*


Disclaimer: Chickens not included.


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20 Responses

  1. brendav says:

    Great blog Selena! The best part of it all was the finish products, excited to see them being sold

  2. jonathanw says:

    Indeed the personalities are really unique and describe what each group has envisioned from the start. No matter what the influence was, it was good because all of the coops are now finished and look awesome!

  3. Patrick Shami Patrick Shami says:

    yes! Made the photos! roofing was hard.

  4. monicaz says:

    It has definitely been a year to remember! Hexagon* shaped coop btw. Our coops are for sure one of a kind

  5. nicm says:

    I never thought our chicken coops would reach the tremendous quality we’ve attained, they’re a perfect example of the outstanding creative ability within MarinSEL

  6. khanht khanht says:

    I will always remember the trip to the Away Station and Urban Ore with Good Earth in between – it was one of the best field trips we’ve done this year. My group got so much good stuff there – anything for the chickens.

  7. emilyi emilyi says:

    Haha this is great. Nice pictures too. And I couldn’t agree more with what you said about the variety of the coops. It seems like forever since we started the coops, but I could have never imagined that they would turn out this amazing.

  8. heslerd says:

    Awesome blog!!!!! I like how each chicken coop is different from each other. They are very creative. Can’t wait to sell them!

  9. taylors taylors says:

    These coops are defiantly super creative and unlike any chicken coops I have seen. Our class has built amazing pieces of art! I can’t wait to see them all done.

  10. tarenb says:

    I love it all, the chicken coups are probably done by this week. We will see!

  11. angeliquea says:

    The mosaic 😉 It’s been so much fun working with you, Merone. These certainly have been for the books; I’m pumped for the greenhouse, also.

  12. anapaulav anapaulav says:

    Lovin’ the disclaimer. I can’t wait to buy one of these coops!!

  13. juliettas says:

    I love how you described our chicken coops as more than just chicken coops. We have truly put so much thought into making them new and different from “just your average” chicken coop. Nice blog

  14. angelicap angelicap says:

    The good earth field trip was my favorite! And I like that you called the chicken coops mini houses.

  15. audreyb says:

    Loved this blog! It was so cute, and I love the disclaimer at the end. Can’t wait to see the coops all finished and ready to sell!

  16. amberl says:

    All of our coops are so unique and amazing. It’s awesome how far we’ve come since the beginning of the year. Great blog!

  17. Miguel F. Miguel F. says:

    awesome blog. shoutout tim irish in the pics above

  18. dahlyah says:

    This is an awesome blog about our chicken coop project, I can’t wait to sell them and see the reactions of people when they get their very own “funky FRESH coop!!”

  19. avaa says:

    The coops are actually like mini houses! It’s been such a great experience, but I’m excited for the next project as well

  20. inesg inesg says:

    hhahahhaah i love the disclaimer! love my chicken coop group! solar usb chargers and the greenhouse are gonna be a lot of fun, now that we all know what we’re capable of

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