2. Leslie Divoli of West Palm Beach, Florida, has kept chickens for the past five or six years. What started out as two hens, a rooster and four chicks has now grown into a flock of 62 chickens. Divoli's coops are walk-in, which makes cleaning easier. A self-closing door with a hands-free latch makes sure that no one gets locked in. Since Florida is ridden with snakes, the biggest challenge has been making the structures snakeproof. "Every climate has different design demands," Divoli says. "A Chicago coop and a Miami coop should be different. In our climate, the main shelter needs are shade, cool breeze, protection from intense rain and security from predators."