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  • In January 2010 we became the proud mama and papa of eight (yes eight!) baby girls.

    Crikey I can hear you cry!  Eight? Yes. Eight darling lickle chooks.

    Our new lickle family, Queenie, Blacky, Glynis, Dorothy, Sharon and M’Lady all lived in a lickle house, under some trees in our orchard on the edge of the rainforest.

    They loved the home we had made for them. Sharon, the Silky, thought her new home was nearly as dapper as her hair do. 

    The girls thought this was a pretty cool place to live. Glynis liked hanging out on her perch. There were mangos dripping off the trees. Citrus. Lychees. Bananas. Figs.

    Queenie and Dorothy had a little natter and decided they were on to a good thing at Rach and Cams nest. And because they were on to such a good thing they laid beautiful fresh golden eggs for our breakfast every morning.

    But, you know, M’Lady ...well M’Lady had an eye for detail. She was a cut above the rest. She yearned for a home, with a little bit more style. Panache. She wanted to nest down in something a little more stylin.


    Luckily for her, a fabulous idea was hatching all the way over on the other side of the world. The Nogg, was just a twinkle in the eyes of furniture designer and engineer, Matthew Hayward, and Creative Director, Nadia Turan. But a twinkle it was, a twinkle sparked by a debate as to why chook houses should be so goddamn ugly....

    In September 2010, the Nogg became a reality and its prototype was launched at Tent, London as part of the London Design Festival.
    It wouldn’t be quite big enough for our eight girls, as its designed to house 2-4 chooks, so appeals to the stylin urban type chook.

    Its shaped like an egg, and made by hand from cedar wood, which is fresh scented, naturally antibacterial and will weather beautifully with age. It sits on a concrete base fastened with stainless steel rings that keeps it damp proof and stable. Stainless steel trimming, locks & fasteners and the elevated glass dome gives the nogg a stylin design and feel. You don’t get much more stylin in chook houses than this one.

    We looooooooooooove it. I’d happily have multiple Noggs popped all over the place.

    M’Lady has gone on laying strike til one arrives from the UK.

    Hopin Matthew and Nadia get to take it past prototype.
    Watch this space.


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    References: www.nogg.co