I have my coop ready, but it's empty. I don't want to go and buy hen houses because I'd prefer to build my own. My question is, does anyone know any basic designs or any websites that show how to make a basic hen house? Thank you!
I'm a big proponent of using something plastic for a nestbox, and making it moveable. It's easier to keep clean (no crevices for mites to hide in), easy to replace the bedding (just bring the whole nest over to the composter and dump), and very convenient should you have a broody hen that you want to move to a different location: you just move the nestbox with the hen and eggs right in it!
I've got two plastic lidded storage bins, plus one covered cat litterbox for nestboxes, and I love them.