A good coop consists of a shelter with lay boxes and perches, and an area that provides access to soil for digging and bathing. Chickens need sun and shade, as well as a dry coop in which to escape the elements. This can manifest in a variety of forms, and the basic designs are shown below.
1) Coop and pen design:
2) Chicken coop with run:
3) Chicken tractors:
Not sure which coop is right for you?
The three designs above are the most common and can come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles. Check out our section on how to choose the right chicken coop.