After all is said and done,i have considered keeping my 6 hens inside, putting them in cages(roomy parrot breeder cages) at night to roost,putting them outside on nice days in a covered doggy Xpen while we're outside this summer,getting chicken diapers and letting them run about in my empty spare room on the not-so -nice days. my question is, is that a safe way to house chickens? where can i get poop collecting garments for my hens?(they make them for parrots and are called flight suits.) if not available commercially can i make them,and out ot what? Anyone else have house hens?