The girls in photo just above may look like they're in crowded conditions, but they had acres to roam and these particular hens were just having a chat fest on the shady side of their coop.
This was our favorite small coop (Morgan and Pat liked it a lot!) artfully decorated with tile. This coop (the owner, who's name I didn't catch is on the far right in the yellow shirt) housed 6 chickens. We liked this chicken house so much that we're planning on incorporating elements into our own coop design.
We've been collecting materials for our coop for awhile now, so we'll have to figure out exactly what we have and what we'll need. I'd love to have a rainwater catchment system so the hens can have fresh rainwater. I'm sure they'd like that! I'm going to be spending a lot of time Googling free chicken coop designs to download. There are still a lot of bulky pick-up days coming up, so you can be sure we'll be out there scavenging stuff to build our dream coop. I'm already planning to make some silk screen designs for it! Chickens! Yay!