We're in the process of building our new hen house. (I say "we" but read "me"!!! lol...) It's in the middle of two yards for the girls which will soon be fenced in. It's not done yet, but will be very soon. Check it out: This is the front as of today. The chicks will use the "people" door to get into one of their yards. And then we have a window for ventilation and light. The window will be covered in chicken wire, and there will be two shutters that will close at night/winter. I'm considering making the door one of those two peice doors. I think that may be more work than it's worth but...what do you think?! (this was taken a different day when the front wall hadn't come along as far) We've got five year round girls and four nesting boxes. The boxes are hinged (yes it will be latched, but no hardware until the paint job is done) so we can get eggs without going in the house. don't mind my terrible paint job...I ran out of the paint that was in my paint tray and it was looking like it was going to rain...but I'm shameless so I took pictures anyway!!! lol. It's going to be trimmed in white. We wanted it to match the house which is a darker blue than shown here so it doesn't match...but whatever. I like the color anyway. You can also see the little hen door that opens into the second yard. I'll post more pictures as it goes on! Yay!!