My name is Suzanne. My husband and I live in an 1854 brick cottage in downtown Sandusky, Ohio. Even though we are in an urban setting, we have made a private peaceful garden for ourselves complete with a chicken coop. We recently put in a pea gravel patio, where we can enjoy our morning coffee or dinner with friends. We have managed to incorporate the chicken coop into our garden and made sure it’s as pleasant to look at as the garden itself. We have planted our gardens with shade-loving perennials such as hostas, ferns, Jack-in-the-pulpit, Solomon’s seal, astilbe, foxglove, and lots of ivy. It’s our little piece of paradise in a busy world.
A piece of paradise indeed! I want to have dinner there.
Another beautiful seating area, with a living succulent arrangement in the center of the table and the chicken coop in the background. You would never know this garden is right in the downtown, and the chicken coop fits into the rest of the garden perfectly.
How lucky are these chickens that they have matching planters on either side of their front door, plus a hanging plant on the door itself? This sturdy coop also ensures that the chickens can enjoy the fresh air without getting gobbled up by a passing hawk or a hungry raccoon.
Another view of the garden along the chicken coop.
And one last view of this urban paradise, a perfect retreat for humans and fowls alike.
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