I’m really pleased with this little hen house. On the face of it, I can admit, it looks just okay –a bit of plain Jane really. My local farm supply sells this set up new in the box for around $400.00. I bought mine used and spent a fraction of that cost. I placed garden paver stones under the perimeter of the hen house and run (the cage part) to provide an elevated, level, barrier. This should discourage predators. I also added a sheet of corrugated roofing panel over the run to help keep the rains out. I have chicken-street-of-I’m-dreaming plans to side the house out with cedar shingles along with new roof shingles to match my people house. You know, to doll it up a little. Though it is fully functional as-is. This house is designed for 4-6 average sized chickens. I have 3 average sized hens, and I think they fit this set up very well.
If you look closely, and know what to look for, you’ll see a hanging feeder for dry chicken feed, a hanging bucket which serves as a sanitary waterer, and an orange basket attached to the side of the coop for grit or the odd food treat.
This hen house provides: a safe enclosure, adequate room, some dirt to scratch at, good air circulation, a roosting bar, and nest boxes (the place a hen lay eggs). Cover these basic needs of a chicken, and however you build it, you can have a henhouse too.