6. The Classic Coop
As much as possible you should try to free range those birds. Here’s another fine option to literally allow the chickens some runway. I guess most of us would not find it difficult to build a replica of this and the choice of materials is up to you and your budget.
Even a simple chicken coop can be well constructed and painted to become a beautiful addition to your yard. This coop design features a full outdoor run which can be rotated around the main coop to allow the flock to forage on new patches of greenery. The nesting area is set to one side with a roof that lifts off for easy collecting, and large doors swing wide for easy cleaning. If you build a coop like this you may have to fight to keep your children out of it. It looks like as good as any play-house!