This is the newly completed chicken coop at Charles Street Gardens.
Access is provided through the door on the front, closed with a lock. The key is in the nearby tool shed.
On the west side there is an access door to the nests closed with a lock.
When the nest access door is opened, the two nesting spaces are revealed.
The chickens like the nest for egg laying.
To clean the nest spaces, the board along the bottom of the door can be bent slightly and removed. The shavings are in the plastic can nearby.
Inside the cage is the roosting area - access is provided through two doors.
With the doors opened, the roosting bars and nesting areas are revealed.
The dry food and water are hanging from chains. To service the food or water, remove the container from the chain, leaving the chain in place.
At the end of the roosting area is a window through which the roosting bars and nesting area are visible.
A small door for providing goodies for the chickens (here, a small corn cob) is available in the front.
The back of the coop is separate from the fence with room to walk behind, but there is no access from this side.
The chickens seem to like the new space. On the east side there is a chair kids can stand on to view the chickens through the window in the roosting space.
A cardboard panel was placed below the roosting space to provide some shade during the day.
The kids like the new arrangement, with the feeding door.
There's enough room for a parent and kids to be inside the coop to meet the chickens - popular.