CONSTRUCTION OFHEN HOUSE Profitableness of Structure Will Be Determined Largely by Its Comfort Com-fort and Convenience. The profitableness of the poultry will be governed largely by the comfort com-fort and convenience of the house they occupy. The following plan has proven prov-en very successful after a thorough trial, says the Homestead. The house Is twenty-four fet long, fourteen feet wide and five feet high at the rear and eight feet in front. The foundation founda-tion is six Inches wide and extends six Inches above the surface of the Profitable Hen House. ground. It is made of coarse gravel and cement mixed to the proportion of ane part cement and six parts gravel. The sills are 2x4 material bolted to the foundation by bolts set into the cement while it was soft. The bolts projected just far enough above the :ement so the tap's could be screwed down tightly on the sills. The studding stud-ding is also of 2x4 material. The rafters are two by six lumber. By using us-ing this dimension they can be put farther apart than by using 2x4s. 'Jrhe entire building was boarded solidly with twelve-inch boards with the exception ex-ception of the front. Only three feet of that was boarded from foundation. A place for door was made three feet and a half wide to permit a wheelbarrow wheelbar-row .to enter conveniently. After the building was boarded it was covered with a good grade of roofing material. The open space in front was covered with rabbit wire to prevent the chickens chick-ens from flying out and to keep birds from entering to eat up the chicken feed. The boards for droppings were put three feet above the ground and the roosts eight inches above the boards. Along the west side were placed the dark nests, two rows of them, one above the other. A drop curtain cur-tain of burlap was hung to the front of the house. This is made to roll up by aid of ropes and pulleys. The points in favor of this house are lots Df sunlight, plenty of fresh air, and a good scratching place for a hundred hens.