Chapel HIll resident Simon Vincent, 63, a design/build remodeling contractor worked this past spring weekends and in his spare time using mostly recycled and leftover building materials from past jobs to create a purpose-built  8X12 ft. chicken coop for his new backyard flock of pullets. The coop with a number of  amenities features an 8X8ft. run area in front with an insulated 4X8 coop area. The coop helped Vincent solve a design problem with his backyard, and also built  the coop to meet the birds' needs. Photo by Harry Lynch
Chapel HIll resident Simon Vincent, 63, a design/build remodeling contractor worked this past spring weekends and in his spare time using mostly recycled and leftover building materials from past jobs to create a purpose-built 8X12 ft. chicken coop for his new backyard flock of pullets. The coop with a number of amenities features an 8X8ft. run area in front with an insulated 4X8 coop area. The coop helped Vincent solve a design problem with his backyard, and also built the coop to meet the birds' needs. Photo by Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com
Chapel HIll resident Simon Vincent, 63, a design/build remodeling contractor worked this past spring weekends and in his spare time using mostly recycled and leftover building materials from past jobs to create a purpose-built 8X12 ft. chicken coop for his new backyard flock of pullets. The coop with a number of amenities features an 8X8ft. run area in front with an insulated 4X8 coop area. The coop helped Vincent solve a design problem with his backyard, and also built the coop to meet the birds' needs. Photo by Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com

Chicken coop gives
 homeowner backyard fix

September 01, 2012 05:00 AM

UPDATED November 05, 2012 12:36 AM

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