The Poultry Project 2010 Chicken Coop Design Competition

consegna entro 10 ottobre 2010

The Poultry Project 2010 Chicken Coop Design Competition is calling farmers, designers, thinkers, architects, artists, and locavores to design a chicken coop for use in urban or suburban backyards. The ideal coop will integrate aesthetics with utility and make creative use of local materials.

Two cash prizes - a juried prize & people's prize. The competition is open to ALL.

Design Considerations

Location urban/suburban backyard

Sizes 6 birds or less; allow 4 sq. ft. per bird (Cleveland and many other U.S. cities permitting urban chicken keeping restrict the number of birds to a flock of 6 or less)

Protection protect the birds from the elements, predators, theft, and injury

Feed & Water allow space for easy access to feed & water supplies

Ventilation keep the coop dry and draft-free with windows, door(s) & roof; controlling humidity is essential - especially during cool months

Nests one nest for every 4 hens

Perch provide 6-10 in. of perch space per bird

Light a source of light is vital for layers; an electric light may be needed during winter or in cool climates Materials Reuse. Repurpose. Be creative.

- Cash prize of $500 for juried prize; the panel is made up of prominent local farmers, designers and change-makers
- Cash prize of $250 for people's prize; vote made by event attendees
- Winners to be featured in a variety of media
- Winning designs to be fabricated as built prototypes and considered for commercial manufacture
- Winning designs to be modified for use by The Poultry Project participants in Uganda

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