nogg chicken coop nogg chicken coop
sep 28, 2010

nogg chicken coop

nogg chicken coop




chicken keeping has become hugely popular in the last 18 months, as it makes an ideal pet with benefits that delivers fresh eggs. upset by how ugly, poorly constructed and rudimentary chicken coops were, british duo matthew hayward (furniture designer and engineer) and nadia turan (creative director) have developed nogg, a modern chicken coop that appropriately takes on the shape of an egg. it has been designed to house between  2 – 4 chickens and is built to encourage domestic farming in any garden, urban or rural environment.  tent london 2010 was the first presentation of the coop to the public.





nogg is engineered and crafted by hand in the UK, constructed from strong cedar wood, which emits a fresh scent and is naturally antibacterial. stainless steel trimming, locks and fasteners, along with an elevated glass dome, gives nogg a contemporary feel and also makes it reassuringly safe and durable. fresh eggs can be accessed through a large, easy to open hatch door, and the unit comes with a hidden portable wheel system for easy transport.



door detail


top view

elevated glass dome image © designboom



dome detail image © designboom



view through open dome into the coop



interior view image © designboom




the specs: safe: fox proof locks, latches and fixtures easy to clean: with a large hatch, there is easy access to the removable base tray inside durable: cedar wood was chosen for its strength and durability. as nogg weathers it will get better with age name: nogg (prototype 01A) designed by: matthew hayward and nadia turan engineered and hand made by: matthew hayward date: september 2010 materials: sustainably sourced cedar wood, 316 stainless steel, glass and concrete base size: height – 1.2 m x widest diameter – 80 cm

  • Gostava de ser galinha

    Luís Valido says:
  • Olá Luís
    Se fosses uma galinha eu gostava de ser um galo!

    José Martins says:
  • papava-te esse papo

    ed mota says:
  • design is starting to be absurd…

    A says:
  • is this a cure for the designers eggistential angst? wanting a more eggalitarian society, eh? looks a bit of an eggo trip and seems like one too ovoid.

    nicey says:
  • You’re a punny guy nicey ; )
    Total agreement here.

    Steve says:
  • better than those plastic ones!

    How much i wonder

    craig 29-09-10 says:
  • As an urban hen keeper and artist in Chicago I am intrigued about the design. Not so sure about the roosting stick as it probably holds 2 hens at the most and hen pecking may result with more hens. I wish the cleansing latch would have been pictured for proper understanding too. Thanks for posting!

    casbah3d says:
  • This is amazing. To be honest I just built a house for my cat, a cat that has to live inside a house inside the house because she gets very sick and now that I am seeing this I would love to have something like this for her to live in. It is great.

    jordan says:
  • I haven’t wanted a chicken until I saw this. I’ve heard it said that beauty will save the world – Yes. Indeed.

    Annie says:
  • How are you supposed to clean it out? Looks nice but not as practical as one would want.

    omphoto says:
  • beautiful! I want a chicken just so I can justify getting one of these! haha

    Textual Thoughts says:
  • ” is this a cure for the designers eggistential angst? wanting a more eggalitarian society, eh? looks a bit of an eggo trip and seems like one too ovoid.”


    Ackthpt says:
  • i love this one!

    cindy says:
  • There is a much larger hatch at the back for cleaning and access to eggs. There is also a rubber bucket style tray with handles for easy cleaning.

    a fan says:
  • Looks like some space ship pod.
    “The chicken that came from outer space!”

    blowd says:
  • nice work you done

    dzinehive says:
  • hey blowd like ur comment …………lolzzzzzz

    sos says:
  • hey!! i love it!! *O*!!!! iwant one :P!

    naxow says:
  • what a great chicken house
    that.s realy what design is
    love it


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