The first of the Nest Egg Gardens outbuildings, built back in 1998, the chicken shed has been a cozy home to the resident hens… usually 3 to 5 of them are on site, supplying us with fresh eggs. But it has become a favorite hangout for mice and an occasional rat. It needed the good summer cleaning it got recently, and now smells April fresh (due to the several dryer sheets tucked in the corners… rumored to deter rodents). The window on the left opens at the bottom for feeding, checking water, etc. The door on the right opens up to the nesting box for easy collection of eggs. A great design that has really worked well. Salvaged doors and windows let in the light and it’s a good spot to protect plants from the winter frost. The stonework is fairly new… replacing the old worn out steps.