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How to Build the Ultimate Chicken Coop

Dreaming of putting a hen house in your backyard?

 “Every morning, I open the doors so the hens can roam in the yard,” says Heather of the ground-level nook just off the pen. This foyer also doubles as the ladies’ dining room, with a galvanized waterer and feeder.

“No one wants to look at chicken poop,” Heather points out, “so we planted boxwoods out front to hide the coop floor.” The couple also surrounded the structure with an attractive brick walkway, which they can simply hose off as needed.

"Every morning, I open the doors so the hens can roam in the yard," says Heather of the ground-level nook just off the pen. This foyer also doubles as the ladies' dining room, with a galvanized waterer and feeder.
 "No one wants to look at chicken poop," Heather points out, "so we planted boxwoods out front to hide the coop floor." The couple also surrounded the structure with an attractive brick walkway, which they can simply hose off as needed.
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