Sunday, November 29, 2009

Behold: The Chicken Bunker



Built a sod-roofed, earth-sheltered chicken coop in the hope that it will be visually unobtrusive, warm in winter and cool in summer.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice chicken bunker...and if things get really bad it can be used as a actual bunker!

PJ said...

Without a doubt...far and away the coolest chicken coop I have ever seen.

Nice work.

mag162 said...

We need build intructions for that thing

Oblio13 said...

I don't have any building plans. I just sort of dug a hole, built a log cabin in it, and buried it.

Anonymous said...

Here is an intresting site: http://www.homegrownevolution.com/ with his version of Raccoon proofing a chicken coop, although yours looks raccoon proof now.

Anonymous said...

Very cool to see the final project. I was following it on Bushcraftusa and well you know the rest. Sorry to hear about all that. You contributed alot of great material on the site. I'm glad I can still follow your exploits here. Take care.

Darlene said...

I love your blog, love your dog and this chicken bunker is amazing!!

Mike Ritchie said...

Have you considered snakes looking for eggs as a danger to your chickens? This is one of the reasons coups are built on stilts. For the snake ( or rodent) to enter they must crawl up the poles in plain sight of the chickens.

Oblio13 said...

We've lost chickens to dogs, foxes, mink and owls. So far no snakes. They're probably a bigger problem further south.