the moop


The Moop is a modern chicken coop designed by San Francisco-based architecture firm, nottoscale. For the design of the Moop, nottoscale incorporated principles from modern and prefab architecture and translated them into a smaller scale to produce a contemporary home for today’s design minded chickens.

The Moop is compact enough to fit in most backyards while being modern enough to make any chicken happy and every owner proud. A unique modular system combines a chicken coop and integrated runs that can be configured in multiple ways. Each run fits underneath cantilevering nesting boxes to maximize space while minimizing the overall footprint. It is spacious enough for four hens and can be outfitted with either one or two runs.

The Moop is made of exterior grade plywood and redwood strips, which create a ventilated screen around the nesting boxes and seamlessly transition into a solid roof that protects the inhabitants from the elements. Galvanized 19-gauge hardware cloth and secure raccoon-resistant latches keep your chickens safe from unwanted visitors.

The Moop comes as a flat-pack that is easy to assemble with minimum skills and tools.


design configurations


I-Moop (one run)

  • Space Requirements: 2′x7′
  • Hen Capacity: 2


I-Moop (two runs)

  • Space Requirements: 2′x10′
  • Hen Capacity: 4


L-Moop (two runs)

  • Space Requirements: 4′x8′
  • Hen Capacity: 4

U-Moop (two runs)

  • Space Requirements: 4′x6′
  • Hen Capacity: 4