Last summer, we were pleased to announce the Poultry Project's inaugural Chicken Coop Design Competition. The US-based non-profit is "committed to providing HIV/AIDS-affected orphans with an opportunity to earn income as poultry farmers," collaborating with TASO, an indigenous Ugandan AIDS service organization, to "provide participating families with chickens (4 hens + 1 rooster), veterinary services, training, a bicycle, ongoing support and a chicken coop."
For this year's competition, they're inviting "designers, architects, dreamers, thinkers, chicken keeping fanatics, farmers, carpenters and everyone else with a good coop design" to not only design a "community garden chicken coop" but to adapt it for use in rural Uganda.
It's arguably an area of design that doesn't see much innovation—RAAD Architects' Chicken Co-Op aside—though the Poultry Project is happy to help entrants with their designs, "especially with the Uganda-use modification process (we can suggest local materials; tell you about the weather and landscape; direct you to helpful resources)." They also note that "your community garden coop design should consider YOUR local environment."