Now that the Edmonton Urban Hens Pilot Project is underway, we wanted to take the opportunity to show you what an Edmonton chicken coop can look like!
Our first coop is in Grandview, an older, upscale area of the city. The owner grew up on a farm and has had quite a bit of experience raising birds.
The coop has space in the coop and run for 7 birds, according to Edmonton's pilot project guidelines.
The coop is fully insulated, with a south-facing window to increase heat in winter. There is ventilation at the rafters, and the window can be opened in hot weather. The run is fully covered, with clear roofing for light in winter, and nearby trees for shade in summer.
Below you see the wooden nest boxes and the roost, with a rounded top for comfort.
For security, there is hardware cloth enclosing the roofed run, top to bottom.
The door is solid and draft-free, and apparently hooked up to a state-of-the-art security system.
But the girls still come out to play from time to time!