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Chicken Château

Jen Charette
Roaring Springs, Texas

Before acquiring some chickens to raise on her own, TOH reader Jen Charette wanted to make sure they'd be safe. Living in an area with lots of pesky raccoons—and even peskier bobcats—she knew they'd need some protection. So her friend, Preston Weems, built her this elaborate chicken house inside an old cotton trailer, which was flopped upside down, creating a perfect environment for some nice free-range action. "Yes, they're a little bit spoiled," Charette tells us. "My friend calls it the Chicken Taj Mahal."

Want one for yourself? Check out Add a Chicken Coop to Your Yard and The Sustainable Garden before you get started.
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