Article Image
News Link • Off Grid Living - Survival Prepping

Front Yard Coop: A Solar-Powered and Self-Propelling Chicken Coop!

Front Yard Coop: A Solar-Powered and Self-Propelling Chicken Coop!

August 30th, 2011

Solar Coop

Credit: Inhabitat / Front Yard Coop

by Diane Pham

Raising chickens in one’s backyard is a growing trend that has given away to some awesome chicken coop designs. But just when we thought we’d seen them all, enter the Front Yard “Full Monty” Coop - an amazing structure that not only uses solar panels, but contains a self-propelling mechanism that moves the coop 16 feet every hour, promoting the movement of your birds. Measuring 4? wide x 8? long, the coop comfortably holds up to six standard sized birds, and also maintains self-dispensing containers that can hold food and water for days. And if you’re worried about the coop hitting a dead end, fret not. If it bumps into something, it automatically turns itself around and moves in another direction!

Check out more about it and even rent one for your yard at Front Yard Coop.


1 Comments in Response to

Comment by Powell Gammill
Entered on:

Uh, dumb idea. I can see using solar to power a fan for circulation, heating or even a crude evaporative cooling system inside the coop. But generally you want your chickens to be scratching around in a area for four days or if it moved the coop at the rate of two feet a day...maybe.

Join us on our Social Networks:


Share this page with your friends on your favorite social network: