With a new chicken house built by my dad for the chickens residing at the Brittany holiday cottage with heated pool all are enjoying the extra room. The chicken house is 40 cms above the floor on legs therefore creating an increase in total floor space because the old house was at ground level and gives the birds a place to stay out of the rain.
Ive also laid a few paving slaps down for the house to rest on and I've noticed this prevents the water dispenser to keep clean.
The only problem I encounter with the chicken run is that during the winter months its so muddy in there and is really smelly due to a mix of wet mud and chicken poop.
The chickens have been a great asset for the holiday cottage in that children staying in La forge or La Veille Maison and interact with the birds and collect the fresh eggs each day.