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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 02:45 PM

 

Nieman-Marcus sells $100K chicken coop



Neiman Marcus is ringing in the holidays for the 1% with the launch of their 2012 Fantasy Gift Christmas Book – and this year’s edition features a super posh chicken coop for heirloom hens that rings in at a whopping $100k. The Heritage Hen Mini Farm is a two-story luxury abode for egg-laying hens designed by Svetlana Simon of Heritage Hen Farm in Florida. The Versailles-inspired Le Petit Trianon house is way over the top for raising chickens – it comes with a chandelier for starters, and the hefty purchase price includes a selection of heritage-breed hens, and a whole lot of hand-holding to help start your new farm.

But you don’t just get a hen house – you also get two private consultations with the hen house designer, Svetlana Simon. She’ll also select three to ten heritage-breed hens to suit your region and install two raised herb beds when she brings your hen house. She’ll also teach you all you need to know about raising a flock of chickens. As Simon explains on her Facebook page, “We’ll hold the future farmer’s hand as we teach how to raise a healthy flock, to compost from hen house to garden bed, grow veggies and herbs for their table and flock, sprout legumes, fodder and rotate pasture trays and experience the reward of permaculture.”

But you don’t just get a hen house – you also get two private consultations with the hen house designer, Svetlana Simon. She’ll also select three to ten heritage-breed hens to suit your region and install two raised herb beds when she brings your hen house. She’ll also teach you all you need to know about raising a flock of chickens. As Simon explains on her Facebook page, “We’ll hold the future farmer’s hand as we teach how to raise a healthy flock, to compost from hen house to garden bed, grow veggies and herbs for their table and flock, sprout legumes, fodder and rotate pasture trays and experience the reward of permaculture.”

Read more: Neiman Marcus Selling $100,000 Fantasy Hen House & Farming Lessons in New Christmas Book | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building


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Reply Nieman-Marcus sells $100K chicken coop (Original post)
HiPointDem Oct 2012 OP
nolabear Oct 2012 #1
DonViejo Oct 2012 #4
WinkyDink Oct 2012 #33
DonViejo Oct 2012 #36
HiPointDem Oct 2012 #5
BlueJazz Oct 2012 #26
Lint Head Oct 2012 #2
meow2u3 Oct 2012 #3
asjr Oct 2012 #6
Redlo Nosrep Oct 2012 #7
Aerows Oct 2012 #11
marions ghost Oct 2012 #8
JHB Oct 2012 #18
marions ghost Oct 2012 #23
hobbit709 Oct 2012 #9
enki23 Oct 2012 #30
ananda Oct 2012 #10
piratefish08 Oct 2012 #12
Drahthaardogs Oct 2012 #13
RB TexLa Oct 2012 #14
HiPointDem Oct 2012 #15
RB TexLa Oct 2012 #16
HiPointDem Oct 2012 #17
nolabear Oct 2012 #20
RB TexLa Oct 2012 #24
Enrique Oct 2012 #19
lonestarnot Oct 2012 #34
cherokeeprogressive Oct 2012 #21
FedUpWithIt All Oct 2012 #22
HiPointDem Oct 2012 #25
NickB79 Oct 2012 #28
FedUpWithIt All Oct 2012 #35
kestrel91316 Oct 2012 #27
jmowreader Oct 2012 #29
enki23 Oct 2012 #31
jmowreader Oct 2012 #38
shanti Oct 2012 #32
txwhitedove Oct 2012 #37

Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 02:51 PM

1. In spite of the shocking price tag, I like it. But it needs staff.

I mean, it's chickens. They'll make a mess of the place.

Actually I don't quite get the design. Where are the roosts and the egg boxes and the protection from the elements? That much glass can't be very warm. And predators can see through the walls and make the girls nervous. And dogs and cats are indeed predators.

Sweet Jesus...I'm spending my morning on DU talking seriously about a 100K chicken coop.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 02:55 PM

4. Mitt Romney can afford it!

I've raised chickens before. Within 30 days of putting the chickens inside that "coop" it will look a total mess.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 12:34 PM

33. Not without an elevator.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #33)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 02:06 PM

36. LOL Winkydink! You're correct! My bad!

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Response to nolabear (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:14 PM

5. the cute little picket fence in the run is pretty dumb too. no wonder the potential chicken

 

farmers need an advisor.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 11:40 PM

26. I wonder if that's the home of the famous Superchicken (Cluck Kent)

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 02:52 PM

2. The perfect house for rich chickenhawks.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 02:54 PM

3. The rich have to provide a den for their foxes

in order for them to guard such an overpriced henhouse.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:16 PM

6. Designer chickens -- Who knew?

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:20 PM

7. Yet More Proof

...that the 1% are arrogantly clueless about the real world.

This is what their chicken mansion will look like after a couple of months with actual chickens in residence:

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Response to Redlo Nosrep (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:39 PM

11. I'd give it less time than that!

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:25 PM

8. Certainly arent getting their money's worth

I'm sure I could do that for em for maybe 1K, silver tray not included...

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:19 PM

18. It's the painting in there. Svetlana's really an art agent...

...she's out drumming up business for her top client, Ruester van Kleuck.

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Response to JHB (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:33 PM

23. yeah Svetlana's got a good scam

ya had me thinking I should know who R van Kleuck is...

yeah "famous French paintings" -- for a coupla hundred, straight from Guangzhou:

http://globalwholesaleart.com/?gclid=CNO12eqS_7ICFREx4AodAWUABA

Svetlana will charge 20K for that one in the chicken house.... (will look really good with the chicken poop encrusted...

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:25 PM

9. I can't wait to see it covered in chicken poop

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 11:44 AM

30. My exact first thoughts: "They're still going to shit all over it."

But for people who buy this silly monstrosity, that's for the help to clean up.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:28 PM

10. HennyPenny says Cluck Cluck!

I'll take one of those in my backyard, please.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:56 PM

12. chickens shit left, right, straight down and given time will learn to shit upside down.....

just another stupid fucking waste of money for people with too much.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:57 PM

13. The rats will still get in it.

Worst part of keeping any fowl is dealing with the rats.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 04:03 PM

14. They have something like this in every Christmas book. Neiman's is patronized by many outside

the 1%, especially during the holidays.

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 04:07 PM

15. so it wouldn't be the 1% buying this $100K chickencoop?

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:12 PM

16. I didn't say that. Are you making up the lie that I did?

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:16 PM

17. lol. funny man.

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #17)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:22 PM

20. Ah, DU. An argument over a chicken coop.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #17)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:38 PM

24. Nothing was funny, there was no reason to make up lies.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:21 PM

19. do they make one with an elevator?

i'm not sure I want my chickens at ground level.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #19)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 12:36 PM

34. Nest elevator.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:30 PM

21. Meh. Give me the Bulleit Woody Tailgate Trailer over a stupid chicken coop ANY day. n/t

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:31 PM

22. Barred rocks and Sussex in the video...lol Not exactly exclusive birds.

People just like to waste their money.

This is what we built for slightly over $200. That savings of $99,800 could have bought a very nice chandelier indeed.





http://www.neimanmarcus.com/christmasbook/media.jsp?itemId=cat45440760&icid=product_beaucoop

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Response to FedUpWithIt All (Reply #22)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 11:23 PM

25. yours actually looks better built to me.

 

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Response to FedUpWithIt All (Reply #22)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 04:06 AM

28. Indeed. Barred Rocks cost $3/chick around here

Great birds though.

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #28)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 12:54 PM

35. I didn't have any barred rocks but i did have buff and coronation sussex

Pretty, pleasant birds.

I love heritage chickens.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 12:58 AM

27. I support parting the 1% from their money by any and every

legal means possible. And as swiftly as possible.

So I hope these sell like hotcakes.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 06:52 AM

29. Look at it this way

Every $100,000 chicken coop purchased represents $100,000 that is no longer available to help install Republican politicians.

Besides, it has to be pretty because you know the lady of a house that can afford a $100,000 chicken coop isn't going to allow any chicken on the property until it's been properly prepared for serving.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #29)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 11:47 AM

31. I doubt that's true. How much of the cost of that silly thing is in labor or materials?

Not much. Most of that is profit for some other rich people. Trading their money around between themselves as they acquire silly over priced bullshit for status. Thorstein would be proud.

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Response to enki23 (Reply #31)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 05:51 PM

38. You mean if you spend $100k on a chicken coop you can then donate the same money to a Republican?

You're absolutely right, though: most of the price here is profit.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 12:33 PM

32. neiman marcus

for people with too much money, and more money than sense!

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 03:03 PM

37. Does it come with the lovely silver tea service on the right side planter??? One needs to know.

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