Polish designer Jakub Szczęsny of Warsaw-based studio SZCZ has come up with a home for chickens that is quite unique, some would say out of this world…
When asked to design a chicken coup for Missouri’s Saint Louis Science Centre, Szczęsny wanted to create a structure that was not only practical and comfortable, but also channelled a sense of fun. The result was a coup in the shape of a UFO.
Among the playful touches to the project include a long ladder by which the chickens can access the coup, which sits around four feet above the ground — more than a little reminiscent of the column of light often seen beaming from UFOs of cartoon fame. A transparent viewing orb allows visitors and caretakers to get a glimpse inside the coup.