I have been wanting a couple of chickens for almost a year now but I live in a neighborhood with strict covenants so I couldn't have anything too obvious. I was thinking about and Eglu but the cost was prohibitive so I bided my time until I found this doghouse by Rubbermaid. It is called the 'Grow With Me' dog house, meaning that the front wall can be adjusted to make the house smaller for a puppy and larger as the dog grows. This also means that it has grooves and indentations on the inside that made it really easy to add perches and a nest box! The house itself is double wall constructed just like an Eglu, it has a vent that can be closed, and the top is hinged so it lifts right up and has a support to keep it up so that both of my hands will be free. This is a picture of the actual doghouse: The top lifts for easy access: The interior: My babies: We haven't constructed the run yet but I think that this is a good start, what do you all think about this? Bear in mind I am only keeping a couple of hens in a suburban neighborhood.