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Chicken Coop

Definition:

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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