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poultry house

A place for housing fowl; once considered essential on most rural houses, farms, or estates before refrigerators because this provided a source of fresh eggs and freshly killed meat; also See dovecote.
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She said the method can be effective, efficient and humane with chicken houses, such as egg layers, where the birds are roaming freely on the floor.
So I seal all the holes in the chicken house with wood or screen.
Like the chicken house a few days before gathering time, we have crowded the world in which we live and are forced to deal with it.
He has presided over a massive chicken house over the last four years and has pretty much tamed all those unruly birds.
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We ducked into a chicken house until the air raid was over, when we saw people crawling through the grass.
I'm in the process of building a chicken house, and we've got 15 chickens coming.
In New Jersey, Puerto Ricans in one parish had to worship in a chicken house. Mexicans in Texas, as blacks everywhere in the South, had separate churches or chapels.
Their father is hiding in a cave behind Toulon; a farmer comes crunching up the mountain trail to the mouth of the cave: I have a place for you in my chicken house, nobody will find you there.
In today's modern chicken house everything from the light level to the flow of cooling air is constantly monitored and controlled to create optimum growing conditions for the thousands of birds that will spend the bulk of their exisitence there.
Charles commissioned a master craftsman, Richard Craven, to make the chicken house and even insisted he use durable stainless steel nails.