When Doug moved to Heath his property came with a big barn, but the only livestock he planned on was chickens. When he moved his office into the barn he had that space insulated. He also insulated the area where the chickens lived.
Only in the ceiling can you see the insulation but it is also behind the wooden walls. Chickens don’t need this kind of comfort, but I’m sure they appreciate it. Even the door to the outside is insulated. The chickens do have plenty of room, and a chicken door that gives them access to the outdoors.
I was particularly taken with this roost. It can fold up against the wall to make a clean out easier.
Doug is the only one I know who has a heated chicken waterer. The rest of us make do with rotating waterers in and out of the hen house. Mine sits by the woodstove when I bring it in.
As I have visited all these henhouses I have been fascinated by the unique elements that have been designed.