03 Apr '12, 3pm

Williams-Sonoma wants to sell you a chicken coop

Williams-Sonoma wants to sell you a chicken coop

Sure, it’s green to raise chickens in your backyard, but it’s a tragedy that they have to live in rough-hewn, generic coops. What about your chickens’ sense of style and feng shui? Luckily, Williams-Sonoma takes this problem seriously. The company is launching a new “Agrarian” line of products, so that your chickens can live in as classy as house as you do. As of this month, when the new line debuts, Williams-Sonoma — best known for outfitting yuppie kitchens everywhere with high-end cookware — has now got you covered for all your heirloom seed, backyard beehive, and kombucha-making needs. There’s also an oh-so-attractive shiitake-mushroom log , so you can grow your own mushrooms while also contributing to your home’s rustic-chic charm. I’m all for backyard agriculture. But if you’re spending hundreds of dollars (I’m guessing at the price point here) on a chicken coop that...

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