Recently, I was looking back at photos from our 2016 trip down the Oregon Coast and our 20-hour adventure in San Francisco, and I realized that I never told you about the chicken coop that we came across. At first glance, it looks like an ordinary chicken coop, but it’s not…it’s solar powered and self-operating!
While in San Francisco, we had dinner with Mr. Handsome’s distant cousin over the bridge in Sausalito. She lived in a very suburban area and had a small backyard, but she had chickens. She traveled a fair amount for work and had coyotes in her area, so she installed a coop that would keep the chickens safe while she was gone.
Every morning, the door opened to let the chickens roam the fenced yard. And every evening before dark, the gate shut, and the chickens knew just when to go inside. It would shut once and then open back up for a minute (for the stragglers) and then shut again for the night.
How clever is that? Mr. Handsome and I would love to have chickens someday, but I’m thinking that a solar powered chicken coop might cost more than we’re wanting to spend.