Chicken Houses

Structures constructed for or used to house domesic chickens being raised for meat or to lay eggs. Traditionally the term refers to relatively small structures with areas for the chickens to sit on nests, eat, and drink, and having open access to a yard. The term may also be used to refer to large buildings operated by commercial enterprises, having large numbers of cages or other small enclosures that are each used confine one or two animals for long periods of time or their entire life.

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2446
Names
chicken houses
chicken house
chicken-houses
chicken coops
chicken sheds
hen houses
houses, chicken
houses, hen
sheds, chicken
kippenhokken Dutch
kippenhok Dutch
gallineros Spanish
gallinero Spanish

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Structures constructed for or used to house domesic chickens being raised for meat or to lay eggs. Traditionally the term refers to relatively small structures with areas for the chickens to sit on nests, eat, and drink, and having open access to a yard. The term may also be used to refer to large buildings operated by commercial enterprises, having large numbers of cages or other small enclosures that are each used confine one or two animals for long periods of time or their entire life.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300005003. The J. Paul Getty Trust.