Our little turn-of-the century farmstead has a classic set of red outbuildings. The date embossed on its cupola proclaims the barn was built in 1918, probably the same year they built the chicken coop, my favorite structure of the farm.
My potting shed got smaller when we added another wall (constructed from old closet doors) to create a chick-raising room in the middle of the coop. I stapled plastic fencing across the back and corners so chicks can’t bunch up in a corner or get stuck in a cranny. An old stairway gate with hardware cloth stretched over it allows me easy access and lets the chicks and adult chickens get to know each other.