We’ve covered our fair share of cool coops here on Make: over the years, but this UFO-themed coop certainly wins on creativity and high weirdness.

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The basic saucer structure for the coop was provided by two satellite dishes. The Idaho couple who built the coop explains on their blog:

When we expanded our flock this Summer, we knew a larger coop would be necessary. As an artistic couple, I knew it couldn’t be just any coop….. and as UFO nerds, we had the perfect plan!

Brainstorming the UFO spaceship design was a very quick process as there were so few “up-cycle” options that would get us a classic UFO shape. We quickly determined that the satellite dish would be a stellar foundation. We located two 10 foot dishes on our local Craigslist page and jumped straight into this project. We knew it would need to be completed in time for a harsh Idaho winter.

I’m no chicken wrangler, so I can’t assess the heath, safety, and comfort of the birds in this structure, but it sure is unique and fun-looking. More details and pics at .

[H/t Ross Hershberger]