I am always looking for 'deals' to be able to better house some of the other fowl I own. My husband built me a goose house and has planned to start another duck house. Since thinning the flock of ducks they needed a smaller shelter. Yesterday in the feed store they were trying to get rid of dog houses they have had in stock for awhile and the price was just too good. ($70). So, I got the XL model with lift of lid. It is big enough for my 6 appleyards to be completely contained and out of inclimate weather. But we all know ducks do not come in out of the rain, or snow, or -fill in the blank. It does make me feel better that they don't have a jacked-up, make-do, temp shelter, just incase they do want to go inside. Made by Blitz, the out-bak dog shelter is for a dog up to 150 lbs. It is huge. Any larger and it would not have fit in my Excursion. Huge. This would make a good hen house if on a raised platform. It has drain holes in the bottom for washing it out. It is durable. It would need a little modification for a door but it would work really well. It would also work fabulously for a transitional brooder.