5. The Cottage Chicken Coop:
When it comes to feeding your flock, you may not get manna from heaven but sure can get as close to that as possible. First, you should allow them to pick on weeds and worms. Also, reduce the cost of providing calcium in their feed mix by mixing up their eggshells with kitchen compost. You should crush and grind the shells first. The calcium goes on to make their shells stronger.
This one is reminiscent of a quaint cottage. It would be a nice aesthetic addition to a vegetable garden. The design allows for a degree of ranging, while keeping your flock safe. No clever fox or skunk can burrow under the fence, because the floor is elevated above the ground. There is ample room for your chickens to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air without running any risk of losses to predators.