At one of our previous houses we decided to get chickens, so I built a chicken hutch out of old materials I had lying around. My main design goals were:
- It had to be roomy enough to house 4-6 hens
- It had to be easy to maintain: specifically the chook manure shouldn’t be difficult to clear out so that I could compost it easily.
- The laying boxes had to be easily accessible so that toddlers could check for eggs and easily reach in and grab them.