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Chicken Coop


A chicken coop (or hen house) is a building where female chickens are kept. Inside hen houses are often nest boxes for egg-laying and perches on which the birds can sleep, although coops for meat birds seldom have either of these features.

Example of Chicken Coop:

In a hen house, the female chickens are kept in a coop where they can comfortably nest and lay their eggs.
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It takes 40 days for most Americans to earn enough money to pay for their food bill for the entire year. In comparison, it takes 139 days for the average American to earn enough money to pay their taxes!