As urban farming is becoming a thing, more people have discovered the joys of keeping chickens as pets in chicken coops. Check local ordinances before investing in coops or chickens. A good chicken coop will do two or possibly three things. It will keep your chickens safe, it will keep your chickens contained, and (perhaps) it will make it easy to clean up after them. Coops range from simple wire enclosures with a roof to amazingly complex mini barns that make it easy to collect eggs, feed the chickens and generally take care of them.